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NATS names three student semifinalists

NATS names three student semifinalists

Holmes Community College Goodman Campus had three students named NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) semifinalists at the NATS event March 24-25 in Hattiesburg.

Aureius Myers, Jaylon Townsend and Jada Bell each had to prepare three songs with at least one song being in a foreign language. They had to perform at least two of the three songs in front of three different judges.

Fellow students Jessi Morgan, Britnee Kirk and Trekiya Brown also took part in the competition.

"They received good and helpful feedback from the judges," Choral Music Director Jennifer Smith said. "They also attended an insightful master class with guest performer Stephen Purdy, who is a director and performer in New York. They had the opportunity to listen to other student's performances and discovered new vocal repertoire."

Smith thanks Dr. Donna Banks for accompanying each of these students. "We couldn't have done it without her," said Smith.


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