Dordt College News

NATS competition held at Dordt College

April 5, 2004

The Lewis and Clark Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held a students adjudication event on the campus of Dordt College Saturday, April 3, with 80 students, mostly from regional colleges, attending.

Each year NATS chapters and regions host student adjudications at which singers perform and receive written feedback. There are several levels of eligibility for the event, ranging from high school and college-age students to adult vocalists taking voice lessons with a NATS teacher.

Saturday’s event began with a morning preliminary round, in which students sang for a panel of adjudicators. A second round was conducted in the afternoon, with 17 finalists selected to perform in an honors recital for everyone present. Awards were presented in each age division following the honors recital.

Dordt College students participating in the event were Elinor Booth, Austin, Minn.; Sarah Slegers, Orange City; Amber Steggerda, Orange City; Wilbert Talen, Cahrlottetown, Canada; Josh Van Donselaar,Grinnell; Alan De Young, South Holland, Ill.; Kelly Hanenburg, South Holland, Ill.; Amanda Vander Woude, Kuna, Idaho; Lisa De Vries, Orange City; Alecia Engelsman, Hudsonville, Mich.; and Kate Lesage, Sioux Center.

De Vries, Engelsman and Lesage proceeded to finals and were selected to perform in the honors recital, while De Young, Hanenburg, and Vander Woude also advanced to the semi-finals with their solos.

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