In October, CWU students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Inland Empire Competition at Washington State University in Pullman. Students came from Central Washington University, Washington State University, Whitman University, Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, Yakima Valley Community College, University of Idaho and private studios. Of the 140 students competing, 47 were from CWU.
CWU placed first in seven of nine categories. Out of 28 total singers in the finals, 16 of those students were from Central.
2013 Inland Empire NATS Results:
Musical Theater 1st Place Emily Salisbury
2nd Place Sara Carroll (alumna and CWU Advising/Recruiting specialist)
3rd Place Sarah Bess Hemenway
Category IA 1st Place Bonnie J Blanchard
Category IB 1st Place Sami Ruiz
2nd Place Alyssa Henniger
Category IC 1st Place Natalie Parks
4th Place Marija Ri Bosnar
Category IIA 1st Place Branden Nepote
2nd Place Kevin Tara Loth
3rd Place Aric Stuckrath
Category III 2nd Place Alex Churm
Category IV 1st Place Joe Sacchi
Category V 1st Place Lydia Gross
2nd Place Alan Martin
3rd Place Meaghan Johnson
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String professors Carrie Rehkopf (violin), John Michel (cello), Tim Betts (viola), and Jon Hamar (baC. Farrell Fine Arts And Research Scholarship
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