Yanovitch places first in national singing competition

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2009-03-16
Huntington, Ind.—Sarah Yanovitch, a freshman vocal performance major at Huntington University, placed first in the freshman women’s division of the Great Lakes Regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition held March 7 at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

She also was awarded the John Vickers Memorial Scholarship for most promising singer in the first and second year categories. Yanovitch performed “Fade, Vision Bright” from Three Songs of Adieu by Norman Dello Joio, on the winners recital at the end of the competition. She also performed songs and arias by Bach and Debussy during the first round of competition. Yanovitch, of Griswold, Conn., is a voice student of Joni Killian, adjunct faculty in Huntington University’s Department of Music.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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