Congratulations to our  2018 NATS National Student Auditions: Mid-Atlantic Region Winners!

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Category 1 – High School Music Theater Women

  • 1st Place: Abigail Pauley, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Amanda Pauley

Category 2 – High School Music Theater Men

  • 2nd Place: Parker Waters, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Nancy MacArthur Smith
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Category 3 – High School Women

  • 2nd Place: Julia Holoman, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Kimberley Bentley

Category 4 – High School Men

  • 1st Place: Parker Waters, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Nancy MacArthur Smith
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Category 7 – Lower College/ Independent Studio Women

  • 3rd Place: Bonnie Blackwell, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Glenn Siebert

Category 8 – Lower College/ Independent Studio Men

  • 3rd Place: Tyrese Byrd, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Grant Knox
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Category 9 – Upper College Music Theater Women

  • 1st Place (tie): Desiree Borges, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of John Wright

Category 10 – Upper College Music Theater Men

  • 2nd Place (tie): Jairus McClanahan, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Jennifer Luiken
  • Honorable Mention: Luke Holt, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Catherine Froneberger Siarris
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Category 11 – Upper College/Independent Studio Women

  • 1st Place: Susannah Stewart, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Jeanne Fischer

Category 12 – Upper College/ Independent Studio Men

  • 2nd Place: John Mburu, Mid-South Region, Student of Tony Deaton
  • 3rd Place: Bergsvein W. Toverud, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Grant Knox
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Category 13 – Graduate/Advanced Women

  • 1st Place: Crystal Golden, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Patricia Miller
  • 3rd Place: Yvette Rodriguez, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Dorothy Maddison

Crystal is the recipient of a scholarship to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria! Congratulations!!

Hall Johnson Spiritual

  • 1st Place: Tres McMichael, Mid-Atlantic Region, Student of Polly Cornelius

Tres is the recipient of the $2,000 Hall Johnson Estate award and a full tuition scholarship to the Bay View Music Festival! Congratulations!!!


Thank you to all NATS teachers and students for participating in our highly successful and enthusiastic NATS National Student Auditions: Mid-Atlantic Region 2018!

And a special thank you to Liberty University and our hosts Dr. Sean Beavers, Dr. John Hugo, and Dr. Mark Greenawalt

Click Here for the NATS National Student Auditions: Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 Conference Results


Our 2018 audition weekend included some wonderful masterclasses with Luke Harbur and Rachelle Fleming. Their contributions to our event offered great insight into beatboxing and musical theatre. 

Luke “Skippy” Harbur, Beat Boxer and 2018 NATS Mid-Atlantic Clinician

Roger “CTK” Payne, Beat Boxer, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Dr. Steve Müller, Video footage, March 16, 2018, Center for Music and Worship Arts, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

"This event is (was) made possible in part by a grant from the Discretionary Funds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc."


Congratulations to Christina Matula! Recipient of the 2018 Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers!!

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Congratulations Jennifer Bryant Pedersen! 

Recipient of a NATS 2018 Emerging Leader Award



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