Judson freshman advances to regional vocal competition
Judson freshman Macey Carter placed third at Alabama’s annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (ALANATS) competition in February, earning a place in the Southeastern Regional NATS (SERNATS) competition in Atlanta in March.
The ALANATS competition, held February 17-18 at Birmingham-Southern College, featured 320 high school and collegiate-level singers under the tutelage of current NATS registered teachers. Dr. Sadie Goodman, Assistant Professor of Music at Judson College, took four Judson students to the competition, including Carter, Holly Brock, Lorna Wikle, and Sarah Green. Each performed before a panel of judges comprised of college voice teachers from across the state. Performers were judged on vocal technique, breath management skills, diction and language fluency, and tone production. Each singer was required to have prepared three varied pieces from standard classical and operatic repertoire.
Carter, a freshman music major from Fultondale, Ala., and graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School in Kimberly, competed against 59 other music majors and minors in the first year collegiate student category. She advanced through a semi-final round to sing in the finals competition, where she placed third in her category. Carter sang the aria “Batti, batti o bel Masetto” from Mozart’s 1787 opera Don Giovanni as her choice piece.
As a result of Carter’s win, ALANATS will sponsor her participation in the Southeast Regional NATS (SERNATS) competition, which is comprised of state winners from Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. The SERNATS competition will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on March 24th and 25th, 2017.
PHOTO: Carter (right) holds her ALANATS award certificate with Dr. Sadie Goodman (left).