Three TROY singers place in national competition

Posted: Tuesday, 10 March 2009

TROY – Three Troy University students garnered prizes during the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Adjudications.

In all, 16 students from the vocal/choral area of the John M. Long School of Music participated in the adjudications in Birmingham recently, said Dr. Michael Hix, assistant professor of voice and coordinator of vocal/choral activities.

John Baumer, a junior music education major from Altha, FL and Clay Paramore, a sophomore music education major from Ozark, both earned semi-finalist slots in their divisions. They are both students of Dr. Hix.

Trey Allen, a theatre major from Montgomery, won third place in the musical theater division. Allen is a student of Dr. Margaret Jackson, a professor of music.

Nearly 400 students from across the state participated in the adjudications. Other TROY students participating were: Laura Aaron, Travis Adams, Brittany Byrd, April Cheesboro, Justin Conley, Noel Davis, Zee Hall, Brittany Heitling, Tyler Ray, Adrian Smith, Bryant Stokes, Sarah Swedenburg and Jessica Szersynksi.

Dr. Hix, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Catherine Allard, a professor of music at TROY, served as adjudicators. In addition, Hix serves as the group’s website coordinator and member of the NATS Fall Workshop Committee. Jackson was appointed to head this committee for 2009.