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March 15, 2012

ULM vocal students place at state competition

University of Louisiana at Monroe vocal students recently attended the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Louisiana State Chapter Student Auditions, placing and winning in multiple categories.

There were 67 student participants from almost every university in the state of Louisiana. Each ULM student who participated in the competition made the final round and placed. All were students of Dr. Claire Vangelisti.

The winners were: Amber Atkins, first place in the Upper Division Musical Theater category; Amy Matherne, third place in the Classical Freshman Women category; and Audrey Ducote, second place in the Classical Junior women category.

A private voice student of Vangelisti, Margaret Ann Zentner of Neville High School, placed first in the Classical High School Women category.

About the National Association of Teachers of Singing:

Founded in 1944, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world, with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over 25 other countries.

Internationally, NATS is represented in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.

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