Students of the Hastings College Department of Music and Theatre attended the state level National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at the University of Nebraska–Kearney earlier this month.
Eight students, from the studios of Hastings College faculty members Dr. Hillary Watter and Dillon Beede, performed in a series of adjudicated solo-voice performances for judges from across the state. Of those, four advanced to finals, with two placing.
Students representing Hastings College were:
- Morgan O’Neill, a first year student from Cheyenne, Wyoming, who advanced to finals in First Year Classical-Treble Voice
- Sarah Sutton, a first year student from Cheyenne, Wyoming, who advanced to finals in First Year Classical-Treble Voice
- Carter Pursley, a first year student from Aurora, Nebraska, who was awarded 3rd place in First Year Classical-Men
- Ivey Zimmerman, a second year student from Overton, Nebraska
- Hope Uhing, a second year student from Ralston, Nebraska
- Zoe Dahlgren, a third year student from Axtell, Nebraska
- Kaitlynn Schreiner, a third year student from Grand Island, Nebraska, who was awarded 1st place in Third Year Classical-Treble Voice
- Timothy Ellis, a fourth year student from Red Cloud, Nebraska
Nebraska’s premier private college, Hastings College is a four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.