Music Students Win Big at NATS Competition

Posted: April 3, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The vocal students from the Department of Music are singing from the rooftops about their recent success. During the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference and Voice Competition, 15 George Mason students returned with first-place wins or honors distinction. It was the first time that students from the Department of Music’s Vocal Studies Program won in every category in which they competed.

Students of professors Patricia Miller, Laura Mann, Kathryn Hearden, and Carla Rae Cook earned wins at the competition, held at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. In addition, students Carey Cannon and Alia Waheed were chosen as Outstanding Singers by the Virginia State NATS teachers’ secret ballot, based on Honors Recital performances. Cannon, awarded Best Male Singer, and Waheed, awarded Best Female Singer and Overall Outstanding Singer, received a scholarship check.

All of the students will represent Virginia State at the Mid-Atlantic NATS Vocal Competition, which will be held April 4-5 at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

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