Voice students from IUP competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing annual competition November 10–14, 2020. The local chapter, known as the Tri-State Chapter, is made up of university professors, private voice teachers, and high school teachers from Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Easter Ohio. IUP Voice faculty Joseph Baunoch and Oliver Lo serve as chapter president and treasurer respectively, while Mary Logan-Hastings and Raquel Winnica-Young are chapter members. Gino Giovanni Parillo, a graduate student in voice at IUP, is also a member.
IUP voice students have competed and won at past chapter, regional, and even the national competitions over the last few years, further cementing the IUP Voice Area on the national stage.
Normally, the competition is held in person; but, due to coronavirus restrictions and safety protocols this year, it was held online. Baunoch and Lo served as organizers and site coordinators for the competition in collaboration with Alexander Lee from Marshall University. Other universities sending students were West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Liberty University, Chatham University, Fairmont State University, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Listed here with their respective voice professors are this year’s winners from IUP:
First place: Keith (Elijah) ThomasTeacher: Oliver Lo
Second place: Amanda IandorioTeacher: Mary Logan-Hastings
Second place: Elijah Thomas Teacher: Oliver Lo
First place: Elise ReichenfeldTeacher: Oliver Lo
First place: Sabin FisherTeacher: Mary Logan-Hastings
Second place: Kyle ChastulikTeacher: Joseph Baunoch
Third place: Dominic UmbaughTeacher: Oliver Lo
First place: Sabrina LongTeacher: Joseph Baunoch
Second place: Carley HaskinsTeacher: Mary Logan-Hastings
Fourth place: Scylla HumbertTeacher: Joseph Baunoch
First place: Dominic UmbaughTeacher: Oliver Lo
Second place: Henry O’NeilTeacher: Raquel Winnica Young
First place: Kyle ChastulikTeacher: Joseph Baunoch
Second place: Charles AurandTeacher: Mary Logan-Hastings
Department of Music