Apr 23, 2013

CNU Voice Majors Excel in National Competition

(Newport News, Va.) - Several of CNU's voice majors and their instructors placed at the 2013 Virginia competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). This annual event showcases the finest vocal students from Virginia, and each year participants from CNU demonstrate musical excellence in multiple categories.

FIRST PLACE
Matthew Kelly, sophomore classical men (student of Dr. David Sadlier)
Gary Montgomery (tied), junior classical men (student of Dr. David Sadlier)
Caroline Scruggs, junior classical women (student of Dr. Rachel Holland)

SECOND PLACE
Connor Grieff, freshman classical men (student of Dr. David Sadlier)
Rachel Sowinski, junior classical women (student of Dr. Rachel Holland)

THIRD PLACE
Matthew Kelly, sophomore music theater men (student of Dr. David Sadlier)
Hannah Beamon, junior classical women (student of Dr. Rachel Holland)
Caroline Scruggs, junior music theater women (student of Dr. Rachel Holland)
Paul Keene and Hunter Torggler (tied), senior classical men (students of Dr. David Sadlier)

HONORABLE MENTION
Steven Field, freshman classical men (student of Dr. David Sadlier)
Bridget Cooper, junior classical women (student of Dr. Rachel Holland)

Founded in 1944, NATS is professional association of teachers of singing with more than 7,300 members in the United States and Canada, and 25 other countries. Its mission is to promote vocal education and research at all levels.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

Media Contact:
Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations
lori.jacobs@cnu.edu

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