Fort Hays State University students recently competed against over 400 singers in the West Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Students Auditions in Manhattan.

“Congratulations and an enormous thank you to our pianists Randy Allen, Lori Davidson, Leann Hillmer, Stacey Lee and Pam McGowne for a brilliant weekend! We couldn’t do it without you,” said Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor of music and theatre.

The regional finalists have qualified to compete in the 2020 NATS National Student Auditions.

REGIONAL FINALISTS/AWARD WINNERS

From the studio of Joseph Perniciaro:

Austin Cramer, WaKeeney, third place, Freshmen Men Classical Division.

Eric Adams, Hays, fifth place, Sophomore Men Classical Division.

 

From the studio of Ivalah Allen, associate professor of music and theater:

Luis Valencia, Leoti, third place, Sophomore Men Classical Division.

 

REGIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS

From the studio of Perniciaro:

Katy Walters, Hays, Sophomore, Lower College Women Music Theatre Division.

Sarah Wyse, Hays, Sophomore, Lower College Women Music Theatre Division.

Adams, Lower College Men Music Theatre Division.

Shelby Knoll, Hays, Sophomore, Sophomore Women Classical Division.

Walters, Sophomore Women Classical Division.

Wyse, Sophomore Women Classical Division.

Adams, Sophomore Men Classical Division.

Ciara Calhoon, Kensington, Senior, Upper College Women Music Theatre Division.

Jenna Confer, St. Francis, Senior Upper College Women Music Theatre Division.

Jared Thom, Hays, Senior, Upper College Men Music Theatre Division.

Confer, Junior Women Classical Division.

 

From the studio of Allen:

Luis Valencia, Leoti, Sophomore, Lower College Men Music Theatre Division.

Rebecca Anderson, Hays, Freshman, Lower College Women Music Theatre Division.

Danni Dickerson, Riley, Senior, Upper College Women Music Theatre Division.

Ryan Will, Hays, Sophomore, Lower College Men Music Theatre Division.

Roslind Finlay, Carbondale, Senior, Lower College Women Music Theatre Division.