|2012 NATSAA Winners Announced|
|Sunday, 01 July 2012 15:08|
The 42nd NATS Artist Awards Competition Finals were held on Friday, June 29, 2012 in conjunction with the 52nd National Conference. Six singers advanced from the semifinal round to compete in the final competition.
Judges for the finals were: Christopher Arneson, Jane Eaglen, Lynn Helding, Beverley Rinaldi, and Donald Simonson.
The pianists for the competition were: Ron Doiron, Banchinda Laothai, Russell Young, Joy Schreier, and Keith Herris.
Andrew Garland, was the First prize winner garnering $10,000 in cash and prizes including $5000 in cash, a $2500 Winner’s recital at the 2014 National Conference in Boston, and $2500 towards personal expenses for a NY Solo Recital Debut sponsored by Distinguished Concerts International New York. The winner also receives a full tuition scholarship to AIMS in Graz, Austria and a $1,000 gift certificate for music from Hal Leonard Corporation.
"It's an exciting time to be a NATS member. While other professional associations are cutting back on member services for voice teachers, NATS keeps adding benefits and partnerships for members and students. I'm excited about the new music theater competition, the Orlando conference, and the partnership with Carnegie Hall - The Achievement Program - to mention a few. To borrow Joan Boytim'a phrase, I'm more 'nuts about NATS' than ever!" -Cynthia Vaughn, proud NATS member since 1984