NATS Success!

IMG_0228IMG_0233The NATS Student Auditions: SFBAC were held yesterday at Cal State University East Bay in Hayward. 250 singers; 100 judges/teachers, pianists, and volunteers; and all their families, friends, and supporters converged on the music building to sing in Youth, Lower & Upper High School, Lower & Upper & Advanced College, Avocational, and Late Bloomer divisions of Classical, Musical Theater, and CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) styles.
IMG_0232IMG_0231Our studio was well represented by sixteen talented singers who worked very hard to meet the rigorous repertoire requirements and organization required to successfully compete. In addition to the following winners, who will receive a certificate of achievement and monetary prize, all the participants receive written comments from three voice teacher judges.
IMG_0235IMG_0230The comments are incredibly helpful in reinforcing or supplementing what I teach, and most singers find them the best part of the auditions. Congratulations to all singers!


Lower High School Classical

2nd Place – Viola Yasuda
3rd Place – Hannah Liu

Upper High School Classical
3rd Place – Sarah Ancheta

Lower College Classical
Honorable Mention – Markayla Stroubakis

Advanced College Classical
2nd Place – Juan Carlos Zepeda

Lower High School Musical Theater
2nd Place – Ariane Evans
Honorable Mention – Margaret Martin

Katrina Cortado
Lucy Downes
Charlotte EnsleyKathleen Isaza
Georgia Jones
Cecilia Kakehashi
Allegra Kelly
Mirabelle Moore
Ella Nelson