Four students from The University of South Dakota received first place awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at Black Hills State University on March 26.
Aubrey Sea of Sioux City, IA received a first place in Women�s Musical Theatre. She also received second place in Freshman Women�s Classical. Matt Black of Yankton was first in Men�s Musical Theatre and second in Freshman Men�s Classical, and Ryan Landis of Rapid City received first place in Graduate Classical. Sara Otteman of Yankton received a first place in Senior Women�s Classical.
Additional USD students singing at the NATS competition included Ashley Hogarth of Sioux Falls, second place in Sophomore Women�s Classical; Amanda Rich of South Sioux City, NE, second place in Junior Women�s Classical and second place in Women�s Musical Theatre; Kristin Edwards of Aberdeen, second place in Senior Women�s Classical; Jared Mogen of Sioux Falls, second place in Men�s Musical Theatre; and Laura Bertschinger of Creighton, NE, third place in Women�s Musical Theatre and honorable mention in Senior Woman�s Classical. Cody Perk of Yankton (Sophomore Men�s Classical) and Ashley Mazur of Paullina, IA (Senior Women�s Classical) each received honorable mention.