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Three Anderson University Music Majors Win Awards at NATS
Students to Sing in Regional Competition April 3-4


Three Anderson University music majors won awards at the South Carolina chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) during spring auditions, which were held at the University of South Carolina on Friday, March 13. Music education major Octavia Hall, of Anderson, won the Freshmen College Women category with her performance of George Frederic Handel’s Va godendo. Christopher Hulsey, a music education major from Seneca, performed “The Lament of Ian the Proud” by Charles T. Griffes, which won in the Sophomore College Men category. Music education and vocal performance major Maggie Hill, from Gilbert, earned a Superior rating in College Sophomore Women and Freshman/Sophomore Music Theater Women.

Award Winning Music Majors
Pictured (left to right): Maggie Hill, Christopher Hulsey, Octavia Hall

All three students will sing in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Auditions on April 3-4, 2009, at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.  State winners and regional qualifiers from colleges and universities in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will be participating.  Hall, Hulsey, and Hill are voice students of Deedy Francis, assistant professor of music and voice instructor at AU. Francis serves as the SC Chapter President of NATS. 

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