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Friday, March 13, 2015

Four From SU Advance in NATS Competition

Treble ClefSALISBURY, MD---Four Salisbury University music students will advance in six categories to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic regional auditions, following wins at the Maryland-Washington, D.C., state auditions held at Morgan State University. They are:

  • Tyler Brunner of Finksburg, MD - 1st place, junior/senior men’s musical theatre
  • John Wixted of Ronkonkoma, NY - 1st place, freshman/sophomore men’s musical theatre; 1st place, sophomore men’s classical music
  • Meredith Jones of Salisbury - 1st place, junior/senior women's musical theatre; Honors, senior women's classical music
  • Desiree Borges of La Plata, MD - Honors, freshman women’s classical music

They each received an average score of 50 or better out of a possible 60 points and were judged on tone quality, vocal technique, body alignment/freedom, artistry, musicianship, and effectiveness of communication. Participants included students from schools in the University System of Maryland, as well as community colleges and private studios throughout the state and Washington, D.C.

For more information call 410-543-6385 or visit the SU website at

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