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K-State Today

November 3, 2014



Singers from School of Music, Theatre, and Dance place at regional auditions

By Amy Rosine

Twenty-two voice students from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance attended the West Central Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference and Student Auditions Oct. 24-25 in Denver.  

Out of 265 singers from Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, K-State singers advanced to the semifinals and also placed in the final round of the following class divisions:

  • Freshman classical men — Samuel Wilson, first place, and Lane Turner, fifth place;
  • Sophomore classical men — Michael Fiblelkorn, first place;
  • Sophomore classical women — Jacqueline Newland, second place, and Madison Moore, honorable mention; and
  • Junior classical women — Ivy Calvert, first place; 

In the musical theatre division the following students placed:

  • Lower division men — Noah Lindquist, second place, and Michael Fibelkorn, third place; and
  • Lower division women — Jaqueline Newland, third place.  

Those who placed in the top three are eligible to submit a preliminary video to compete in the National  Association of Teachers of Singing Conference auditions. Singers who advanced to the semifinal round include Katie Bond, Sharon Wilson, Madison Boyer, Christian Blackburn, Danielle Jones, Talia Falcon, Anna Rider and Erin Koolman. 

Reginald Pittman, professor of music and chair of the voice area, is the association's West Central Regional governor. Amy Rosine, associate professor, is the association's state governor.  Students who will advance to the National Preliminary auditions study voice with Patricia Thompson, Bryan Pinkall and Reginald Pittman.