Voice Students win awards at Region Singing Competition
by: University Relations
Taryn Wetherington captured first place in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the College Sophomore Women category to earn a spot to compete in Boston in July at the National Association of Teachers of Singing conference.
Wetherington, a vocal performance major from Flat Rock, N.C. is a student of Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis.
Lauryn Kay, student of Dr. Jennifer Luiken, was one of three students invited to sing on the conference master class at the regional conference with guest clinician Dr. Arlene Shrut prior to the student auditions. During the auditions, Kay earned an award for third place in the College Junior Women category. Kay is a vocal performance major from Charleston. Kay also earned an Honorable Mention award, along with Corinna Haughton, a student of professor Ricard Bordas, in the Junior/Senior College Music Theater Women category.
Haughton is a junior majoring in music and worship leadership from Sumter. David Nagelkirk, a student of Lewis, finished third in the College Sophomore Men category. He is a choral education major from Grandville, Mich.
Seven Horton School of Music voice students represented CSU at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions Mid-Atlantic Region Conference at UNCG in early April. They participated in a total of eight categories of solo singing in classical and music theater categories.