Several Voice & Opera students placed in the semifinalist or finalist category well at the 2020 Wisconsin NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) annual auditions. Here are the results:
Semifinalists (all students of Professor Jim Doing)
Summer Kleppek, Lower College Musical Theatre Women
Emily Quartemont, Sophomore Women
Maria Steigerwald, Junior Women
Finalists, and all winning first place awards in their divisions
Maria Marsland Lower College Musical Theatre Women (student of Professor Jim Doing)
Noah Strube Lower College Musical Theatre Men (student of Professor Mimmi Fulmer)
DaSean Stokes College Age and Graduate Age American Negro Spiritual (student of Professor Mimmi Fulmer)
“We couldn’t have done this without the steady artistic support of our collaborative pianist program, including Will Preston and Aubrie Jacobson,” Professor Fulmer said.
Wisconsin NATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and promotion of vocal education and research. Wisconsin NATS members include private-studio teachers, college and university faculty members, and other educators who are involved and interested in healthy and artistic use of the human voice. NATS events and activities are designed to cover interests across this broad spectrum, and all members are encouraged to participate.