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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
November 8, 2004

Carnegie Mellon School of Music Students Take Home 21 Awards from NATS Competition

PITTSBURGH—During the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Tri-State Chapter Fall Adjudication competition on Saturday, October 30, students from Carnegie Mellon's School of Music won 21 out of a possible 39 awards. More than 160 singers from 10 universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia competed.

Winners include:

  • Emily Becker ('06)—1st Place, Junior Women
  • Jaclyn Bermudez ('07)—1st Place, Sophomore Women
  • Warren Carr ('07)—1st Place, Sophomore Men
  • Caitlyn Glennon ('08)—3rd Place, Freshman Women
  • Samantha Grenell-Zaidman ('06)—2nd Place, Junior Women
  • Rebecca Hadley ('08)—3rd Place, Lower Division Women
  • Morgan Harmison ('08)—1st Place, Freshman Women; 1st Place, Lower Division Women
  • Matthew Hrinko ('08)—1st Place, Freshman Men
  • Kerriann Kada ('05)—2nd Place, Senior Women
  • Christine Lyons ('07)—2nd Place, Sophomore Women; 2nd Place, Lower Division Women
  • James Mayagoitia ('08)—2nd Place, Freshman Men; 2nd Place, Lower Division Men
  • Christopher Moyer ('06)—2nd Place, Junior Men; 3rd Place, Upper Division Men
  • Abigail Paschke ('08)—1st Place, Freshman Women; Honorable Mention, Lower Division Women
  • Emily Righter ('07)—3rd Place, Sophomore Women
  • Tyler Rubensaal ('06)—1st Place, Upper Division Men
  • Morgan Springer ('06)—3rd Place, Junior Women
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Music faculty-members with award-winning students include:
  • Douglas Ahlstedt, Associate Professor of Voice
  • Claudia Benack, Lecturer of Voice in the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
  • Andrea Hanson, Assistant Professor of Voice
  • Mimi Lerner, Associate Professor of Voice
  • Susanne Marsee, Artist Lecturer in Voice
  • Mildred Miller Posvar, Artist Lecturer in Voice


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