USD Music Student Places Third in National Voice Competition
Pearson is a student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., associate professor of voice/opera and the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Chair.
“This is a tremendous achievement for Kaitlin,” said Gesteland. “I am incredibly proud of her work, her dedication to her art and the way she represented USD on the national stage.”
The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition.
Competitions include composition, brass, piano, string, voice, woodwind and chamber music.
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