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May 8, 2008

ULM student Schmidt wins state voice competition

ULM graduate student Kathrine Schmidt of Carrollton, Texas, competed and won her division in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Louisiana Chapter Auditions Saturday, March 8, in Alexandria.

Students from across the state in 13 divisions, from high school through older advanced levels, competed for a share in the state honors.

Schmidt, a master of music in performance student, participated in the younger advanced division. The students in this division are comprised of super-senior men and women and graduate students under 25 years of age. Schmidt won her division singing “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from Puccini’s opera “La Rondine.”

The National Association of Teachers of Singing holds two student auditions each year. The regional auditions for Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi were held in November in Oxford, Miss. Schmidt also placed in that competition, winning second place in her division.

Schmidt also recently sang with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra after winning a spot for the Monroe Symphony Young Artists Concert through a competition held in January.

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