NWU Music Students Compete at NATS Competition

Twenty Nebraska Wesleyan University students competed recently in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition.

The NATS event is a competition among singers in their divisions determined by age and gender. Students may participate if their teachers are members of NATS. The competition was held at the University of Nebraska-Kearney on October 1. NATS members serve as adjudicators and provide written comments for each performance.

The singers’ accompanists were Erin Coleman, Boyd Bacon, and Lynn Schlater.

Nebraska Wesleyan University participants were:

Bellevue: Michelle Bester; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

Blair: Kurt Beckman, finalist, sophomore men’s division; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

Cozad: Deanna Floe; music instructor: Amy Guevara

Daykin: Kaitlyn Meyer; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Fairbury: Stephanie Pollock, finalist senior women’s division; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Fremont: Grace Pfingston; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Kearney: Bethany Eckloff, finalist senior women’s division; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Lincoln: Bria Langer, finalist senior women’s division; music instructor: Dawn Krogh; Darrin Bergers; music instructor: Boyd Bacon

Minden: Laynee Woodward, third place overall, first-year women division; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Morrill: Marina McCreary; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

Omaha: Jenna Meuret, finalist, junior women’s division; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

Ord: Reba Clamp; music instructor: Dawn Krogh

Papillion: Eric Wyler, third place overall, sophomore men’s division; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

Plattsmouth: Alex Burch; music instructor: Janene Sheldon

Sutherland: Cadie Jochum, finalist, sophomore women’s division; music instructor: Jana Holzmeier

York: Barry Goff; music instructor: Boyd Bacon

Aurora, CO: Robert Lighthall; music instructor: Janene Sheldon

Council Bluffs, IA: Jordan Zimmerman; music instructor: Boyd Bacon

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