Southern students garner top spots at major singing competition
Southern University students Joshua Staes and Anthony Pearson earned a first and second place respectively at the Student Auditions conducted recently by Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS).
Joshua Staes, a baritone, received first place and Pearson, a tenor, received a second place. Dorian Alston, a baritone, also represented the University in the competition held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
All three vocalists are students of Professor Richard Hobson.
The NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7.000 members in the U.S., Canada and 25 other countries. The Student Auditions is one of the organization's most widely recognized activities.