Southeastern vocalists claim awards at Louisiana competition
Friday, March 16, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SOUTHEASTERN STUDENTS WIN ACCOLADES AT COMPETITION – Southeastern Louisiana University vocal performance students who received first place honors at the recent Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition included, from left, Claire Putnam of Covington and Sara Cage of Baton Rouge.
HAMMOND – Nine Southeastern Louisiana University vocal performance students and
one alumna were finalists – including three first place winners – at the Louisiana
Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held
recently at McNeese State University in Lake Charles.
Receiving first place nods were Sara Cage of Baton Rouge, junior women’s division; Claire Putnam of Covington, senior women’s division; and Southeastern alumna Michelle Guillot of Slidell, younger advanced women.
Other students recognized at the competition include the following: William Dopp of Independence, a student in Southeastern’s Community Music School, second place in high school men’s division; Earl Pool of New Orleans, second place in the Hal Johnson spiritual category; Cody Sires of Chalmette, second place older advanced men and women; Logan Watts of Walker, third place sophomore men; Haylee Zeringue of Donaldsonville, third place sophomore women; Terelle Bibbins of Slidell, third place senior men; and Anne Labranche of Mandeville, fourth place junior women.
The auditions were judged by voice teachers from the NATS Louisiana Chapter. Students participated in lectures and master classes as part of the one-day conference.
Members of the Southeastern voice faculty who contributed to conference events included Kristen Marchiafava, Joy Ratliff, Alissa Rowe, and Stephen Rushing.