Congratulations to all student participants at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions: Nebraska Chapter. We all had a wonderful time at University of Nebraska-Kearney on October 6, 2017.
UNO students competed in the following categories with the following results:
Category 1- HS Musical Theatre
Category 7- Lower Collegiate Classical Women
Category 8- Lower Collegiate Classical Men
Category 9- Upper Collegiate Musical Theatre Women
Category 10- Upper Collegiate Musical Theatre Men
Category 11- Upper Collegiate Classical Women
Category 12- Upper Collegiate Classical Men
Category 13- Advanced Classical Women
Category 7: Gina Comstock, 1st place
Category 8: Aaron Lawrence, finalist
Category 9: Jamie Linh Tran, finalist
Category 10: Marcel Daly, 1st place
Category 11: Melissa Comstock, 3rd place
Category 12: Elijah Brown, 1st place
Category 13: Alexandria Plumb, 2nd place
A shout out to our honorary Maverick, Westside High School senior Maddy Stark, 1st place, Category 1.
A shout out to our wonderful collaborative pianists Stacie Haneline and John J. Bennett.
Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.
Each year NATS' chapters and regions host Student Adjudications (also referred to as Student Auditions), where singers perform and receive written feedback about their performances. At these events singers meet and hear other singers, NATS teachers get to know their colleagues better, and everyone has the chance to hear a variety of songs.
For the auditions, students are required to sing three to five pieces from memory depending on their category level. Students sing in a preliminary round, and anyone with an average score of 90 or above advances to the final round. Each round is judged by three NATS teachers.
Mavericks will travel to Greeley, Colorado to sing at the West Central Regional NATS Student Auditions in November.