MSU students place high at Ozarks NATS theatre auditions
Five Missouri State University students received top honors at the Ozarks National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions Feb. 12 at Drury University.
The auditions are hosted each spring to promote musical theatre in the local area. Six schools and 58 students were represented within the eight divisions at the auditions this year.
Awards were given to the first and second place finishers of each division, five, of which, went to Missouri State students:
- Timothy Chatman, a junior music major, received first place in the lower division men.
- Mitch Brauer, a sophomore musical theatre major, received second place in the lower division men.
- Kassandra Wright, a senior musical theatre major, received first place in the upper division women.
- Martin Wilson, a graduate music student, received first place in the advanced men division.
- Traci Pritchard, a graduate music student, received first place in the advanced women division.
For more information, contact Chris Thompson at (417) 836-8203.
About Missouri State University Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.College of Arts and Letters The College of Arts and Letters supports more than 45 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. The college incorporates seven academic departments, including art and design; communication; English; media, journalism and film; modern and classical languages; music; and theatre and dance, and five interdisciplinary programs: antiquities; electronic arts; global studies; linguistics; and musical theatre. The College of Arts and Letters promotes learning, scholarship and service to the broader community in all aspects of human communication — spoken, written, visual, musical, dramatic and electronic.