Singing competition showcases student talent

Singers from across the state prepared and performed three songs in front of a judging panel Oct. 23, during the National Association of Teachers of Singing music competition in the Vivian Bull Music Center and Ice Auditorium.
Each participant was given 10 minutes to introduce and perform his or her previously memorized selections.
Participants were eligible to perform if they studied with a member of the Cascade Chapter of NATS for at least six months.
Several participants were selected to sing in the Honor Recital that evening, including sophomore Jenaveve Linabary.
“NATS is a really good opportunity to see what other students are doing and get feedback from people who have not heard you sing before,” Linabary said.
Linabary sang “Das Veilchen” by Mozart, “What Good Would the Moon Be” from Street Scene and “Home” from Beauty and the Beast. The judges selected “What Good Would the Moon Be” for her to sing at the Honors Recital.
Music students were room monitors for the event. Several rooms were used as performing spaces. Room monitors were in charge of keeping the judges and singers on schedule, collecting adjudication forms, tending to the judges and monitoring traffic flow between performances.
Freshman Izgi Gulfem Torunlar was a door monitor.
“As a new voice student, I learned new songs, vocal techniques, and I enjoyed interacting with new people,” Torunlar said.
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