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Congrats to 2018 NATS Participants!

Sunday, January 28, 2018 by Holly Boaz | News


On Saturday, January 27th, 6 of my students participated in the Tahoma Chapter of the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Student Auditions.  This is a chance for students to prepare a variety of repertoire and sing in front of 3 professional judges for critical feedback.   Congratulations to: Amy Cole, Michael Shook, Mateo Nigretto-Ellner, Alivia Jones, Christina Nelson, and Gillian Dockins!  You all sang beautifully and I'm so proud of your hard work and growth!

Special recognition goes to:

Michael Shook: 3rd place in Adult Classical Category

Gillian Dockins: 3rd place in Upper College Classical Women Category

Alivia Jones: 2nd place Upper High School Classical Women Category

Mateo Nigretto-Ellner: 1st place in Lower High School Classical Men Category

Christina Nelson: 1st place in Advanced Classical Category

Also on Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending PLU Opera's production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and it was just stunning.  Bravi tutti to all cast, orchestra, and crew!  Special kudos to my students Elissa Brown and Gillian Dockins, who are featured in the prologue and part of the ensemble, and to Timari Smith, who was a fearsome witch and a delightful member of the ensemble.