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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 30, 2009

Steen takes top honor at three-state music contest

Chacey Steen, a junior music education major at Northwest from Kansas City, recently won first place in the junior women's division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Student Auditions. The award includes a $300 prize. The event was Nov. 6-7 at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and included college and university students from Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

In the competition finals, Steen sang the aria "Dear Husband, Come This Fall" from the opera "John Brown" and was voted the winner by all of the voice teachers present at the convention.

Three other Northwest students were semifinalists at the competition: freshman Cody Bradley of Maryville , junior Matthew Wesely of Colin, Neb., and senior Daniel Rasmussen of Jefferson, Iowa .

The students are instructed by Dr. Sheila Phillips, assistant professor of music at Northwest.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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