SRU student vocalists capture seven awards

Oct. 18, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University voice majors won or placed in every category in which they competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State Chapter Student Competition.

The completion, hosted by SRU's Department of Music, drew 85 competitors from Tri-State universities and voice studios to the Nov. 14 event. Christopher Scott, SRU assistant professor voice and NART Tri-state president, coordinated the competition.

SRU students capturing awards were:

• Austin Wolford, a senior music education major from Butler, who won 1st place in the Senior Classical Men category singing "Bella siccome un angelo" from "Don Pasquale" by Donizetti.

• Kylie Reiber, a senior vocal performance and music therapy major from Rochester, New York, who won 1st place in the Senior Classical Women category singing "Quel guard il cavaliere" from "Don Pasquale" by Donizetti.

• Cathryn Christou, a junior bachelor's in music major from Allison Park, who captured 2nd place in the Junior Classical Women competition singing "Laurie's Song" from "The Tender Land" by Copland.

• Danielle Jeung, a sophomore music therapy major from Monroeville, who placed 2nd in the Sophomore Classical women competition singing "Immer leiser wird mien Schlummer" by Brahms.

• Emma Martin, a sophomore music therapy major from South Lebanon, Ohio, who placed 3rd in the Sophomore Classical Women category singing "Bel Piacere" from "Agrippina" by Handel.

• Michael Hale, a freshman music education major from Mineral Point, who placed 1st in the Freshmen Classical Men competition singing "The Vagabond" from "The Songs of Travel" by Vaughan Williams.

• Logan Smith, a freshman music education major from Pittsburgh, who won 2nd place in the Freshmen Classical Men category singing "Long Time Ago" by Copland.