Webster Music Students in Strong Voice at NATS Competition

| November 3, 2014
First place winner Danielle Feinstein at the National Association of Teachers of Singing finals.

First-place winner Danielle Feinstein at the National Association of Teachers of Singing finals.

Webster University voice students had a good weekend at the state competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Truman State University in Kirksville.

At this annual event, four Webster faculty served as adjudicators: Jeffrey Carter, Carole Gaspar, Martha Hart and Amanda Taylor.  The teachers and students were joined by Webster University collaborative pianists Mieko Hironaka-Bergt, Nancy Mayo and Donna Vince. Voice faculty members Heather Patterson and Dee Pavelka also sent students to the competition.

“It was a very good weekend,” Hart said. “NATS is a fabulous growing and bonding experience for them all and they are such outstanding ambassadors for Webster University. We’re truly proud of how they behave and support each other.”

Of the 17 Webster voice students in the competition, 13 advanced to the semi-final round in their respective age group and divisions, with seven of those students placing in the finals. The Department of Music congratulates its voice faculty and outstanding voice students on their showing at this important regional competition.

The students who placed in the finals (noted with faculty members) are:

1st Place:
Danielle Feinstein (Martha Hart)

2nd Place:
Randell McGee (Carole Gaspar)
Emerald Barbour (Heather Patterson)

Honorable Mention:
Elizabeth Farris (Dee Pavelka)
Erin Roop (Carole Gaspar)
Brooke Vonderheide (Martha Hart)
Jimmy Stevens (Martha Hart)

Tags: ,

Category: Faculty, Student Affairs and News, The Arts

Comments are closed.