Department of Music Voice Students Shine at Regional Conference

Students in the studios of Chris MacRae and Moon-Sook Park recently competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Regional. A total of 257 students and 80 teachers from across Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi participated in this virtual competition.  

Eight University of Arkansas students competed, with six going to the semi-final rounds and three getting to the finals.  

Winners

Lower Advanced Treble — Gloria Devereaux (student of Moon-Sook Park)
Upper Advanced TBB — Juan Garcia Hernandez (student of Moon-Sook Park)
Uppers Student Adult Treble & TBB — Mickel Gordon (student of Chris MacRae, former student of Moon-Sook Park)

Semi-Finalists

Freshmen Treble — Ceci Allen (student of Chris MacRae), Ashleigh Ellis, and Elizabeth Emberton (students of Moon-Sook Park)
Sophomore TBB — Davis Vaughn (student of Chris MacRae)
Senior Treble — Emily Auten (student of Moon-Sook Park)
Graduate student Sonja Faulknor

The Arkansas NATS Chapter will hold their conference and student auditions in February 2021 virtually, due to the pandemic.

About the Department of Music: The Department of Music in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1951, has been a chartered member of Pi Kappa Lambda since 1984. Home to over 300 music majors and minors and more than 35 graduate students, the department has a faculty of 50 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, pedagogues and musicians. Our program offers degrees at the bachelor and master levels and offers an intensive one-year performer's certificate. The department is an All-Steinway School, and offers students a number of recognized ensembles, many of which have toured nationally and internationally.

Contacts

Chris MacRae, teaching assistant professor, voice
Department of Music
479-575-4701, music@uark.edu

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