Mason Vocal Students Earn Top Scores at NATS Competition

Posted: February 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason voice students won first place or honors awards in categories from college freshmen to graduate level at the 2004 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) state vocal competition, held this past weekend at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

More than 300 students from Virginia colleges and universities participated. Mason had 15 vocal winners, more than any other participating university or college. Graduate student Frederick Jackson won first place in the Graduate Men’s category and was also named Overall Winner of the competition.

“Our students did an excellent job and represented our university very well,” says Patricia Miller, professor of music.

Students of Miller and professors Debby Wenner, Kathryn Hearden, and Carla Rae Cook earned wins at the competition. All of the students will represent Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic NATS Vocal Competition, which will be held the first weekend of April at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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