posted April 8, 2003

Hope Students Earn State Singing Honors

Hope College students earned multiple honors during the statewide National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Audition held on Saturday, April 5.

Approximately 180 contestants from throughout Michigan competed in the event. The audition was held at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Joshua Brandenburg, a senior from Mount Vernon, Ohio, won first place in the "Junior/Senior Musical Theater" category.

Jennifer Boone, a freshman from Wyoming, won second place in the "College Freshmen Women" category. Crystal Stabenow, a senior from Mount Pleasant, placed second in the "College Senior Men/Women" category.

Kristi Hatch, a sophomore from Pleasant Lake, placed third among "College Sophomore Women." Alyson Payne, a senior from Three Oaks, placed third among "College Senior Men/Women."

Boone, Brandenburg and Payne are students of Linda Dykstra, assistant professor of music. Hatch and Stabenow are students of Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, professor of music.