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Capital University Voice Students Claim 10 Awards from Statewide Competition
Capital University’s Conservatory of Music voice students won 10 awards in the statewide Ohio National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held recently at Youngstown State University.
Winners included: Jesse Bobbitt (2nd Place, First Year Women), Charlotte Brown (Honorable Mention, First Year Women), Jackson Cleland (2nd Place, First Year Men), Isaiah Coe (2nd Place, Lower College Men and Women Music Theater), Emily Dunaj (3rd Place, Upper College Men and Women Music Theater), Elizabeth Festi (2nd Place, Second Year Women), Logan Foster (3rd Place, First Year Men), Jalen Mitchell (2nd Place, Fourth/Fifth Year Men), Lindsey Polcyn (3rd Place, Second Year Women), and Colleen Shannon (1st Place, Second Year Women)
Competing at NATS requires students to prepare three to four pieces of solo voice literature, and perform that repertoire for a panel of three judges. Students compete in categories based on age and years of voice study at the collegiate level, and receive written critiques from their judges.
“We are proud of all of our students who competed at Ohio NATS this weekend,” Dr. Chad Payton, assistant professor of music and co-chair of Capital’s Voice Area, said. “They are great representatives of the work ethic our Conservatory of Music students have here at Capital. With nearly 250 students competing at NATS this year, securing 10 awards is a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations to these students, their teachers, and collaborative artists!”
Up next, voice area students will perform in Christmas Festival 2017: Tidings of Comfort November 30-December 3. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit www.capital.edu/Christmas-Festival.