Reinhardt University singers are competing on a national stage next month in Las Vegas.
Six students will travel west and perform at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.
“Our students work tirelessly in lessons and in the practice rooms, and compete against some of the best collegiate singers in the country,” said Dr. Rebecca Salter, associate professor of music in Reinhardt University’s School of Performing Arts. “These students earned their spots as semi-finalists and we are so proud of their hard work and dedication.”
From Dr. Salter’s Studio, Mikensley Clayton is a semi-finalist in the Upper College Music Theater Women category; Tyler Smith and Alan Stein earned semi-finalist spots in the Upper College Music Theater Men category; incoming freshman Nick DiPuma secured a place as a semi-finalist in the High School Music Theater Men category; and Riley Ortega, Dr. Salter’s private student and former Reinhardt Musical Theatre Camp participant, earned semi-finalist spots in both High School Classical Women and High School Music Theater Women.
From Dr. Reverie Berger’s studio, Victoria Hill will compete as a semifinalist in the Lower College Classical Women and Lower College Music Theater Women categories, and Kayla Thomas is a semi-finalist in the Hall Johnson Spiritual Category.
Reinhardt University students submitted YouTube auditions for the first round, and the seven students were selected to compete at the NATS 55th National Conference. The semifinal round is June 22. The top three singers in each category from the semifinal round will advance to the live national finals on June 24 at the Tropicana Las Vegas.