Music Majors Recognized at Local NATS Chapter Conference

six students recognized at NATS conferfence
Six students from the Department of Music represented the voice program at the Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Fall Conference and Student Auditions on Oct. 21-22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Five students advanced to the semi-final round and two to the finals. All who received recognition for their vocal accomplishments are now eligible to enter the National Student Auditions.
Lower College Treble - Classical
Elizabeth Button - Honorable Mention
Keira Quintana - Honorable Mention 
Lower College Treble - Musical Theatre
Elizabeth Button - Honorable Mention
Upper College Treble - Classical
Whitley Foehner - Third Place
Kelly Beekman - Honorable Mention 
Advanced Musical Theatre
Heather Martin - Second Place 
Webster faculty members Martha J. Hart and Nancy Mayo attended the event with the Webster students. Mayo served as collaborative pianist and played for the six participants in all categories. Karen Kanakis and Leann Schuering were also involved with the event. Jeffrey Carter is Governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Central Region.
About the National Association of Teachers of Singing
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.
Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri constitute the Central Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
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