Nine voice students from the Music Program, accompanied by Music Coordinator Brenda Dawe and Professor Peter Sicilian, traveled to West Chester University from March 9 to 11, 2018, for the Eastern Division Conference and Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The students competed against singers from four-year schools across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Quebec.
Although the only community college in attendance, SUNY Broome students were strong competitors. Six of our nine students advanced to the semi-finals and one student, Danielle DiSaverio, advanced to the prestigious final round and placed fourth in the competition. She qualifies for a national competition video submission. If chosen as a national semi-finalist, she will compete in Las Vegas in June 2018.
Besides Danielle, the other semi-finalist were: Tessa Markham, Anastasia Alexopoulos, Emily Bors, Megan MarkAnthony and Marisa Kreidler. Due to her age, Marisa competed with students in the Upper College category (juniors and seniors from four-year schools). Megan was also picked from video submission for a master class with esteemed musical theater teacher Mary Saunders Barton during the conference.
Also competing and pictured are Kristina Jackson, Emily Economos and Autumn Calegari.