Vocal Arts News

EMU Voice Student Achievements

2016 American Choral Directors Association

  • Jennifer O'Neal - Selected to participate in the undergraduate conducting master-class with Carol Beynon
  • Erik Doucette - Selected to participate in the graduate conducting master-class with Z. Randall Stroope
  • Dr. Brandon Johnson was invited to present a session.

2015 Michigan Student Auditions (NATS)

  • Jennifer O'Neal, MEDV - First place in Senior College Women
  • Rebecca Myers, MEDV - First place in Junior College Women
  • Kelsey Tate, MPRF - Third place in Junior College Women
  • Landis Smith, MEDV - Second place in Sophomore College Men

2015 American Choral Directors Association

  • The EMU Choir was invited to participate at the Conducting Masterclass Ensemble with Joe Miller
  • Dr. Brandon Johnson was invited to present a session.

2015 Summer Vocal Awards and Opportunities

  • Clarice Weiseman, Dominique Williams - Hired as part of the Pittsfield Opera Theatre Troupe
  • Rebecca Myers - Accepted into the Up North Opera Institute
  • Kyndall Isham - Accepted into the Castleton Music Festival

2014 Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition

  • Christopher Zavac - Third place in College Division 2014K

2014 Michigan Student Auditions (NATS)

  • Carlos Builes, MMPRF - First Place in Advanced Men
  • Rebecca Myers, MEDV sophomore - First place in Second Year College Women
  • Jennifer O'Neal, MEDV - First place in Upper Division - Mature Beginner
  • Kelsey Tate, MUTH freshmen - First place in Lower Division - Mature Beginner
  • Dominique Williams, MPRF senior - Third place in Fourth Year College Men

2014 American Choral Directors Association

  • Sixteen Singers - Selected to the Intercollegiate Honor Choir
  • Carlos Builes - Selected to participate in conducting master-class with Simon Carrington
  • Jaylon Sims - Selected to participate in the undergraduate conducting master-class with Emily Ellsworth
  • Elizabeth Green - Selected to participate in the undergraduate conducting master-class with Emily Ellsworth

2013 Michigan Student Auditions (NATS)

  • Kyndall Isham - First Place Second Year College Women
  • Renae Murphy - Second Place Music Theater: Third/Fourth Year College
  • Amanda Williams - Second Place Third Year College Women
  • Maria Vélasquez - Second Place Advanced Men and Women
  • Shayla McDermott - Third Place Third Year College Women
  • Clarice Weiseman - Third Place First Year College Women
  • Emily Dodd - Third Place Second Year College Women
  • Jaylon Sims - Third Place Third Year College Men
  • Christopher Zavac - Third Place Fourth Year College Men
  • Jennifer O'Neal - Third Place Mature Beginner

2012 Michigan Student Auditions (NATS)

  • Kyndall Isham - First Year College Women Third place
  • Chelsea Moores - Second Year College Women Second place
  • Dominique Williams - Second Year College Men Third place
  • Christopher Zavac - Third Year College Men First place
  • Renae Murphy - Fourth Year College Women Third place
  • Eric Smith - Advanced Men and Women (22–25) Third place
  • Maria Vélasquez - Advanced Men and Women (26–29) Second place

2011 Michigan Student Auditions (NATS)

  • Tiffany Doan – Third place in Third/Fourth year college musical theatre
  • Natalie Joseph – Third place in First year College Women
  • Chelsea Moores – Honorable Mention in First year College Women
  • Shawn Morrison – First place in Second Year College Men
  • Andrew Raby – Second place in Second Year College Men
  • Jacqueline Ross – First place in Third Year College Women
  • Eric Smith – Second place in Advanced Women and Men
  • Dominique Williams – Second place in First Year College Men

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