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Music students recognized at state competition

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Thirteen students represented Huntington University at the Indiana chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) annual competition on Nov. 2, hosted at DePauw University. The students were led by vocal instructor Professor Joni Killian. The accompanists for the student performances were Dr. Ji-Young Jeoung and Dr. Pamela Haynes, both of the HU music department.

Out of the 13 students representing HU, five placed in the top three in their respective divisions:

Jacob Smith, a senior music education major from Berne, Ind., took first place in the senior men division.

Brittany Blazier, a senior music education major from Ossian, Ind., took second place in the senior women division.

Ja'Shon Burks, a junior music education and Bible and religion-religious studies major from Indianapolis, took third place in the junior men division.

Osvaldo Gil, a sophomore music education major from Indianapolis, took second place in the sophomore men division.

Preston Shafer, a sophomore music education major from Huntington, Ind., took third place in the sophomore men division.

Other HU music students who attended are sophomore Megan Ness, sophomore Haley Glinz, freshman Amber Zangari, freshman Alex Witzig, freshman Taylor Lahr, freshman Alyssa Kissell, senior Audra Rittenhouse and sophomore Holly Stanley.