Shorter College students win awards at regional voice competition
April 6 - Eight Shorter College students won a total of 12 awards at the Southeastern Regional Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held at the University of South Alabama recently. Two students, Laura Collins and Hannah Freeman, took four first-place finishes, winning both the classical and musical theatre categories in their respective divisions.
Collins, a Corsicana, Texas, native, placed first in the fourth-year college women division in the classical competition and also captured first place in the upper level musical theatre women’s division. Collins studies under the direction of Dr. Linda Lister. Freeman, of Sandersville, Ga., earned a first-place win in the first-year college women division along with another first place honor in the lower level musical theatre women’s division. Freeman is a student of Dr. Kirsten Kunkle.
Other Shorter students who won awards at the competition include Eliza Bonet (second place, fourth-year college women); Emily Tweedy (second place, second-year college women, and third place, lower level musical theatre women); Jasmine Habersham (third place, second-year college women); Ryan O’Leary (third place, first-year college men, and second place, lower level musical theatre men), EJ Laird (fourth place, first-year college men), and Hannah Strickland (second place, upper level musical theatre women).
Shorter College students, left to right, Emily Tweedy, Laura Collins, EJ Laird, Ryan O’Leary, Jasmine Habersham, Eliza Bonet and Hannah Freeman all placed in the classical division
of the NATS regional competition.
Shorter College students, left to right, Hannah Strickland, Laura Collins, Ryan O’Leary,
Hannah Freeman and Emily Tweedy all placed in the musical theatre division of the
NATS regional competition.