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Nov. 21, 2014
Northwest Missouri State University music students received honors at the National Association for Teachers of Singing state competition Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1 at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.
Janna Rumney, a sophomore from Smithville, Mo., received second place in the sophomore girls division; Ashtyn Clay, a sophomore from Cameron, Mo., received honorable mention in the same division; and Kayla Bradly, a senior from Maryville, was a semifinalist in the senior girls division. All three students are vocal music education majors at Northwest.
The competition began with a preliminary round during which students auditioned and were allowed eight minutes of performance time. After a semifinal round, the top three singers were selected to compete in the final round.
Each vocalist performed three songs for three judges, and one of the pieces had to be a Canadian, British or American art song in English.
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing Inc. is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and nearly 30 other countries.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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