USD Voice Students Bring Home 18 Awards
Under the supervision and guidance of Tracelyn Gesteland, Ph.D., associate professor of music at USD, and Brandon Hendrickson, assistant professor of music, students participated in the South Dakota state chapter NATS competition in Brookings on Saturday, April 2. NATS encourages the highest standards of the vocal art and ethical principles in the teaching of singing. It is the largest of its kind, located in 30 countries with more than 7,000 members.
The winners: De Shonté Helm, Elizabeth Wensmann, Brody Krogman, Eldon Warner, Dana Carlson, Hannah Lambertz, Jerry Holbrook III, Emily Vidler, Noah Temple, Alia Nix, Kirsten Wahl, Rachael Biggerstaff and Marty Balmer. Pianists Deanna Wehrspann, Diane Van Den Oever, Susanne Harmon and Spencer Smith accompanied the students in the competition and helped the participants throughout the event.
- 1st place -- Upper Women's Musical Theatre- De Shonté Helm
- 1st place -- Lower Women's Musical Theatre- Elizabeth Wensmann
- 2nd place -- Graduate Classical- Dana Carlson
- 2nd place -- Senior Women Classical- Hannah Lambertz
- 2nd place -- Junior Women Classical- De Shonté Helm
- 2nd place -- Upper Women's Musical Theatre- Hannah Lambertz
- 3rd place (tie) -- Lower Women's Musical Theatre- Alia Nix
- 3rd place (tie) -- Lower Women's Musical Theatre- Kirsten Wahl
- Honorable Mention -- Junior Women Classical- Rachael Biggerstaff
- Honorable Mention -- Upper Women's Musical Theatre- Dana Carlson
- Honorable Mention -- Upper Women's Musical Theatre- Rachael Biggerstaf
- 1st place -- Junior Men- Brody Krogman
- 1st place -- Freshmen Men- Eldon Warner
- 2nd place -- Senior Men- Jerry Holbrook III
- 2nd place -- Sophomore Women- Emily Vidler
- 2nd place -- Freshmen Men- Noah Temple
- 2nd place -- Lower Men's Musical Theatre- Eldon Warner
You May Also Like
AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the Academic All-America first team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Duffy earns Academic All-America honors for the third consecutive season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — All five South Dakota starters scored in double-figures and the Coyotes completed perhaps the greatest regular season in Summit League history with a 63-58 win against rival and second-seeded South Dakota State in the tournament championship game Tuesday inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Two University of South Dakota faculty members are partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls agency Call to Freedom to better understand what sex trafficking survivors think about the services they receive — and to learn what services they find most helpful.