Ireland receives singing honors Patrick Ireland, a sophomore at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, and a 2000 graduate of Vermillion High School, earned first-place honors at the Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) audition competition held Nov. 2-3 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Ireland received first-place recognition in the sophomore men division. The NATS competition featured more than 300 singers from colleges throughout Wisconsin. Each competitor was required to sing at least three songs, including two in a foreign language, from three different time periods. In the finals, Ireland performed Simple Song, from The Mass by Leonard Bernstein and Das Fischermaedchen by Schubert.
Ireland also reigned over Lawrence's recent homecoming celebration as the college's 2001 homecoming king. He was named homecoming king by a vote of the student body. He is the son of Janis Ireland, Vermillion, and Dennis Ireland, Soldotna, AK.
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University is a leading national liberal arts college with an associated conservatory of music. It has produced seven Rhodes Scholars and draws its 1,300-member student body from 48 states and 40 countries.