SHSU Takes 2013 NATS by Storm
Vocal students from SHSU’s School of Music were recently recognized at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Conference held Nov. 7-9 at Baylor School of Music.
Of the 17 SHSU students who competed in the auditions, 13 made the semifinals and three advanced to the finals, where the top five singers competed.
Ardeen Pierre, a student of Associate Professor of Voice Christopher Michel, won her senior women's division; Lindsey Fuson, also a student of Michel, was awarded fourth place in the graduate division; and John Jermain, a student of voice instructor Nicole Franklin, received fifth place in the junior men's division.
The competition included more than 50 regional universities, such as Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and University of New Mexico.
The complete list of SHSU semifinalists, their divisions, and corresponding faculty is below:
|Prof. Christopher Michel||Prof. Nicole Franklin||Prof. Bronwen Forbay|
|Stephanie Clark (Freshmen Women)||Sarah Garcia (Senior Women)||Rachel Harston (Sophomore Women)|
|Jason Hesslein (Freshmen Men)||Nicole Wallace (Senior Women)||Rachel Williams (Sophomore Women)|
|Colton Houston (Freshmen Men)|
|Myah Lerch (Sophomore Women)|
|Nick Szoeke (Senior Men)|
|Bailey Turner (Freshmen Men)|
To read more about this achievement and to hear Ardeen's winning performance, please visit Emily Binetti's article on the Today@Sam website.