Troy University theatre, music students claim seven awards at competition

Posted: Thursday, 19 March 2015

TROY - Troy University music and theatre students came out on top at the Alabama Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (ALANATS) 2015 competition, claiming seven awards during the recent event.

"These kids were great," said Christie Amonson, assistant professor in TROY's John M. Long School of Music. "We got more awards than any other university in the state of Alabama, so I'm really proud."

In the classical category, Allyson Anger, a junior theatre major from Enterprise, won first place. Audra Goss Weaver, a senior English major from Greenville, won third place, and Haley Bagget, a freshman music industry major from Brewton, was a semi finalist.

Troy University students swept the music theatre category with Carol Anne Osborne, a senior music industry major from Panama City, Fla., and Shelby Steverson, a senior theatre major from Crestview, Fla., taking first place. Allyson Anger and David Caddell, a senior broadcast journalism major from Greenville, won second place, while Carlos Luckie, a sophomore theatre major from Andalusia, and Shane Murphy, a senior theatre major from Montgomery, took third place.

The Southeastern Region NATS will be held in Auburn March 27-28. Winners from that competition will go on to the NATS 54th National Conference in Chicago July 8-12.

Founded in 1944 the National Association of Teachers of Singing is the largest professional association of teachers of singing. It has more than 7,000 members in North America and 30 other countries.