The University of Portland hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Cascade Classical Auditions on January 29-30. The annual vocal competition is for high school and college students from Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the largest categories comprising lower college women (freshmen and sophomores) and upper college women (juniors and seniors). The competition attracted 160 students from the NATS Cascade Chapter to the UP campus, and competitors from the University of Portland music program included three first place winners.
- Lower College Women: Maddie Tran, sophomore, first place; Alissa Henderson, freshman, second place
- Upper College Women: Lauren Kulesa, senior and Taylor Kendig, junior, tied for first place; Nicole Benavente, senior: third place
- Upper College Men: Tanis Gonzaga-Guzman, junior, third place
All those listed will continue to the regional round in March, and those who go on from there will compete at the NATS National Convention in Chicago in July.
For more information contact Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts, at 7858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.