FHSU freshman takes first, others place in national singing competition

11/12/14
Nine students of Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor of music and theatre at Fort Hays State University, won recognition at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing West Central regional student competition.

Raeanna Peacock, Hays freshman, placed first in the college freshman women's division.

Eriana Holle, Hays senior, placed third in the college senior women's division.

Morgan Soldan, Salina sophomore, placed third in the college sophomore women's division.

Rebecca Urban, Hays senior, placed fourth in the upper college women's music theatre division.

Clayton Capra, Dighton sophomore, placed fourth in the college sophomore men's division and in the lower college men's music theatre division.

Estella Schumacher, Great Bend sophomore, placed fourth in the college sophomore women's division.

Jacob Woodmansee, McCracken freshman, placed fourth in the college freshman men's division.

Hayley Funk, Quinter senior, placed fifth in the college senior women's division.

Jon-Luke Martin, Salina sophomore, received an honorable mention in the college sophomore men's division.

Kelli Veach, Hays student at TMP, placed second in the high school women's classical division and in the high school women's music theatre division.

More than 250 students from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming competed. Pam McGowne, Department of Music and Theatre staff accompanist, was one of the accompanists.

The National Association of Teachers of Singing Inc., founded in 1944, is the largest association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and nearly 30 other countries.

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