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Voice Students Excel at NATS Competition

On November 14, 2008, eleven students from the IUP Music Department travelled to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Allegheny Mountain Chapter student auditions at Elizabethtown College. IUP students represented themselves very well. Beyond their final results, each student involved displayed a great deal of maturity as we travelled and in how they handled the day’s events. Eight of our eleven students were either winners or semifinalists.

Winners

Tyler Knauf — Freshman/Sophomore Musical Theatre
Erin Lanigan — Freshman Women
Leanna McGibboney — Sophomore Women
Kristin Dudra — Junior Women
Jamie Markel — Junior/Senior Musical Theatre

Semifinalists

Dan Drumm — Junior Men
Christine Severin — Junior Women
Kenny Biter — Senior Men

Congratulations also to our three fine student pianists who travelled with us and played beautifully for each of our students and especially during the winner’s concert. They were: Randy Frye, Sarah Hager, and Tyler Knauf.

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