By: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell
Posted: Dec. 7, 2011
November has been an award-filled month for Central Washington University music students. Central took 27 students to the Inland Empire National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held in Walla Walla, November 4-5, and the group took 13 out of 26 awards. All in all, CWU scored 6 first places, 5 second places and 2 third places. In some cases, Central swept entire divisions.
First places went to Sarah Hemenway, Natalie Parks, Elizabeth Ross, Joseph Sacchi, Elijah Blaisdell, and Micah Parker. Second places went to Emily Salisbury, Megan Curran, Daniel Schreiner, Ben Lundgren, and Andrea Hansen. Alex Churm and Brittney Klouse took third places in their division.
In addition to the remarkable achievements of the voice majors, at the Washington State Music Teachers Association competition, Jeremy DesChane, Brooke Scholl, and Vanessa Moss won the collegiate division of the state chamber music competition, and will go on to compete in New York City in the finals in March.
In the same competition, DesChane also won the collegiate division of the state piano solo competition. There were 13 pianists competing, who represented all of the major collegiate studios in the state. He will go on to compete in the regionals in Montana in January.