Several Ashland University voice students were award winners at the Ohio NATS (National Association of teachers of Singing) competition held April 2, 2011 at Cleveland State University. All participating students performed before judges and received comments regarding their singing.
265 performers from all over the state participated along with 56 voice teachers. At the awards presentation, Ashland University's name was called out five times:
Katie Mounts, 2nd place, Lower College Musical Theatre, student of Denise Milner Howell
Japhael Bonderant, Honorable mention, Lower College Musical Theatre, student of Denise Milner Howell
Madeline Beer, 1st place, Upper College Musical Theatre, student of Dione Bennett
Derek Jackenheimer, 2nd place, Freshmen Men, student of Denise Milner Howell
Chanae Curtis, 2nd place, Junior Women, student of Dione Bennett
Congratulations to all!