Senior wins vocal competition

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Jacob Granados

WILMORE, KY—Senior Jacob Granados won the senior men’s division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-South Regional conference. On March 30-31, Dr. Bea Holz, Prof. Virginia Bowles and six students attended the NATS conference held at the University of Kentucky.

Hannah Ahn ’08, Russell Aldridge ’10, Jacob Granados ’07, Laura Hogue ’09, Megan Parker ’09 and Kristen Reynolds ’08 auditioned individually for vocal rankings among students from institutions in Kentucky and Tennessee including Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Murray State University.

Parker and Reynolds progressed to the semi-finals and Granados competed at the final round. Granados performed for 60 faculty and 320 students in attendance to win the senior men’s division.

Granados had to sing a total of four songs from the three categories including: a foreign language song performed in the original language; an aria sung in the original language or in English; and an American, Canadian or British 20th Century art song. In his final performance, he sang, “Love went a-riding” by Frank Bridge. Granados received a small cash prize for his winning performance.

“It was a remarkably busy, educational weekend that provided a wonderful opportunity to hear singers from all over the region,” said Prof. Bowles.Released: April 9, 2007

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