Young Harris College Students Excel at Singing Competition
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Several students from the Young Harris College music and musical theatre programs traveled to Rome, Ga., along with their teachers to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions. The event, which included singers from all over the state of Georgia, took place Nov. 2-3 on the campus of Shorter University.
Singers representing Young Harris College did very well, placing in several categories and winning in others. Applied voice teachers Karen and Sandy Calloway, Shelley Sanderson and Jeff Bauman all had students in the competition representing their voice studios. Students were accompanied by Anita Guss, staff pianist.
The following singers won or placed in their category: Caleb Nelson, 1st place in Junior Men (classical); Kevin Garland, 1st place in Senior Men (classical) and 2nd place in Senior Musical Theatre Men; and Kevin Rains, 3rd place in Senior Musical Theatre Men.
The following singers placed in the opening round and competed in the finals of their category: Joshua Johnson, 1st place in the Freshman Musical Theatre Men opening round and a finalist; Jazlyn Dingfelder, 2nd place in the Sophomore Musical Theatre Women opening round and a finalist; and Kelsey Ozment, 2nd place in the Junior Musical Theatre Women opening round and a finalist.
The following singers placed in the opening round of their category: Olivia Birkhead, 3rd place in the Freshman Musical Theatre Women opening round; Henrique Sobrinho, 3rd place in the Freshman Musical Theatre Men opening round; Teren Hooper, 3rd place in the Freshman Men opening round (classical); and Keeley Adkisson, 3rd place in the Senior Musical Theatre Women opening round.
Founded in 1944, the National Association of Teachers of Singing is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and nearly 30 other countries.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga. has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.