Luther College Voice Students Regional NATS

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National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Central Region Student Auditions November 15 & 16, 2013
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Luther College was represented by twelve voice students and two voice faculty at the Central Region NATS auditions last weekend at Augustana College. During the two day event, about 350 participants from three states auditioned in divisions ranging from High School through Graduate, divided according to grade level and gender. Applied voice teachers from the Central Region adjudicated. From the initial rounds on Friday one half to two thirds of those who sang advanced to semi-final rounds on Saturday morning. From these, three finalists in each division sang in the afternoon for first, second, and third place, with one or two in each division receiving an honorable mention (HM).

Congratulations to the Luther students who participated and who received awards. They are listed below with the applied teacher: 

Division Student Name Award Voice Teacher
FY Women Madeline Craig 3rd place Karen Kanakis
Junior Women Jennifer LeDoux advanced Karen Kanakis
Junior Women Mary Lieberman 3rd place Edwin Andereck
Junior Women Kelley Lokensgard HM Karen Kanakis
Junior Men Martin Kulstad Advanced Edwin Andereck
Junior Men Sam Raiche HM Andrew Whitfield
Senior Women Kari Jensen Advanced Jacob Lassetter
Senior Women Andrea Keuper HM Edwin Andereck
Senior Women Brittney Leemon --- Edwin Andereck
Senior Men David Geist Advanced Karen Kanakis
Senior Men Steven Halloin Advanced David Judisch
Senior Men Evan Mitchell HM Edwin Andereck