Goshen College students awarded top places at state vocal competition

Ten Goshen College voice students participated in the Indiana state auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), held at Butler University in Indianapolis, on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Three students placed in their vocal categories:

First place:
Gussie Nafziger, a senior double majoring in music and writing from Weyers Cave, Virginia: in the fourth-year university division, Classical category.

Second place:
Madeline Bollinger, a sophomore elementary education major from Lenexa, Kansas: in the second-year university division, Classical category.

Third place:
Leif Billings, a sophomore music major from Indianapolis, Indiana: in the second-year university division, Classical category.

Luke Norell accompanied all the students. Students competed alongside students from universities across the state, including Ball State, Indiana Wesleyan, Indiana University and others. Students received scores and constructive comments from the judges to help them in their vocal development.

Vocal instructors Scott Hochstetler, Sandy Hill and H. Roz Woll served alongside other Indiana voice teachers as judges for the annual vocal competition.