After competing in the first round of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions in early March, six LFA students advanced to the final round, held on Saturday, April 1 at Wheaton College.
The NATS Student Auditions are an opportunity for student singers to perform and receive written feedback about their performances. Students can compete in Classical, Musical Theater, and Youth categories, with awards given in each category.
Teagan Hubbard ’24 was awarded third place in the 11-12th grade musical theater category. Josh Li ’23 earned second place in the musical theater category. Sydney Rosplock ’25 competed in both the classical and 9-12th grade musical theater categories, receiving first place in the musical theater category and third place in classical. Miranda Hernandez ’23, Nalani Hill ’24, and Terryn Wilson ’25 also advanced to the final round of the musical theater category, where they each gave strong performances and received valuable feedback from the judges. Written feedback was provided to singers after each round of competition.
Students were accompanied by LFA Vocal Instructor Peg Plambeck, who assisted at the competition by judging college-level performances, and Director of Music Tim Plambeck, who performed alongside students on the piano.