CSU vocal students place at 58th Annual NATS Competition

logoIn November, Colorado State University vocal students participated in the 2020 West Central Regional Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); the 58th annual competition for Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas vocalists was held via video submission for 2020.

Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.

According to the organization’s website, NATS exists to “promote the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.”

Congratulations to these CSU students on their accomplishment!


Semifinalist in classical categories:

  • Alyssa Banister
  • John Friskney
  • Deklin Herman
  • Laura Hirn
  • Emery Leitch
  • Amanda Scholz

Semifinalists in Musical Theater categories:

  • Emily Anderson
  • Emily Bartel
  • Tiernan Troyer


  • Lucy Logan – Third Place, Lower College Sophomore Classical Voice
  • Emily Anderson – Fourth Place, Advanced College Classical Treble

For more information about NATS and a complete list of winners, please visit the NATS website.