MSU entered 13 singers (and one high school student from Republic) in the Regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Auditions hosted at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.
- 14 entered preliminary round
- 10 advanced to the semi-final round
- 6 advanced the to finals, 1 honorable mention
“All of our students were winners. Those who didn’t advance articulated a great deal of learning and bonding. Our faculty rocks, our students excel and MSU looks great. Mission accomplished!” Chris Thompson, coordinator of vocal studies, said.
- 1st place, Lower Division High School Division Men – Shayne Piles, Republic High School (Thompson)
- 3rd place, Freshman Men – Eric Swanson (Daehn)
- 1st place, Junior Women – Brittany Griffin (Daehn)
- Honorable Mention, Graduate Division – Martin Wilson (Thompson)
- 3rd place, Graduate Division – Jena Cantrell (Chapman)
- 2nd place, Graduate Division – Alyssa Phinney (Chapman)
- 1st place, Graduate Division – Traci Pritchard (Thompson)