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Challey School of Music students win four awards at student auditions

November 8, 2019

Fargo, N.D. North Dakota State University students from the Challey School of Music, recently competed and placed in the Minnesota National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Twenty-three music majors attended the prestigious student audition competition, of the twenty-three, four were awarded as finalists in their division. Student awards included one first place, one second place, and two third place. Dr. Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich and Dr. Kelly Burns accompanied the students along with four NDSU graduate student pianists.

The mission of NATS is to “encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented”.

Freshman Treble
Julie Ly, 1st place
Jessica Livdahl, 3rd place

Sophomore TBB
Seth Brandl, 3rd place

Senior TBB
Elijah O'Sullivan, 2nd place