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CSU Vocal Students Have an Excellent Showing at the 52nd NATS Competition

On Saturday, Mar. 29, Colorado State University vocal students participated in the 52nd annual Colorado/Wyoming National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held at the University Center for the Arts, on the CSU campus.

Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.

According to the organization’s website, NATS exists to “promote the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.”

Each year, students of NATS member teachers participate in an adjudicated competition at the state level, a valuable experience for students who receive detailed feedback on their performance. Colorado State University students placed in twelve of the college level categories at the event.

Please join us in congratulating the following CSU students and voice faculty on their numerous awards:

Talia Fischer

CSU junior Talia Fischer placed 1st in her category at the recent NATS singing competition.

Classical 7: 1st Place – Zach Quesenberry, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 8: 2nd Place – Anyaleen Bradley, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 8: 3rd Place – Ingrid Johnson, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 9: 1st Place – Justin Little, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 9: 2nd Place – Schuyler Vargas, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 10: 1st Place – Marissa Rudd, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 10: 3rd Place – Vanessa Doss, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 10: Honorable Mention – Ashleigh Janda, student of Susan Hochmiller
Classical 11: 1st Place – Noel Von Behren, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 11: 2nd Place – Ryan McPeek, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 12: 1st Place – Talia Fischer, student of Susan Hochmiller
Classical 12: 2nd Place – Blair Carpenter, student of Susan Hochmiller/John Seesholtz
Classical 13: 2nd Place – Westin Sorrel, student of Tiffany Blake
Classical 14: 3rd Place – Ashlyn Dunn, student of Tiffany Blake
Classical 15: 1st Place – Pablo Romero, student of John Seesholtz
Classical 15: 3rd Place – Sarah College, student of Susan Hochmiller
Classical 15: Honorable Mention – Lindsay Espinosa, student of Susan Hochmiller
Classical 15: Honorable Mention – Dana Kinney, student of Tiffany Blake
Classical 16: 1st Place – Jim Dernell, student of Susan Hochmiller
Musical Theatre 11/12: 1st Place – Noel Von Behren, student of John Seesholtz
Musical Theatre 11/12: 2nd Place – Angela Gesicki, student of Susan Hochmiller
Musical Theatre 11/12: Honorable Mention – Blair Carpenter, student of Susan Hochmiller/John Seesholtz
Musical Theatre 15: 1st Place – Lindsay Espinosa, student of Susan Hochmiller

For more information about NATS, and a complete list of winners, please visit the NATS website.