posted April 5, 2005

Students Earn State Singing Honors

Hope College students earned multiple honors during the statewide National Association of Teachers of Singing spring auditions, held on Saturday, April 2.

Approximately 190 students from throughout Michigan competed in the event, which was held at Grand Valley State University and organized by the Michigan chapter of the association. Of the 19 Hope students who participated, five placed in the top three in their categories.

Meghan Moore, a freshman from South Bend, Ind., won first place in the "Freshmen Women" category.

Kaleena Chilcote, a sophomore from Midland, won second place in the "Sophomore Women" category. Dane Clark, a freshman from Grand Rapids, placed second in the "Musical Theatre" category. Abbie Matthews, a senior from Fort Wayne, Ind., won second place in the "Senior Women" category.

Kate Grambau, a senior from Kalamazoo, placed third in the "Musical Theatre" category.

Clark, Grambau and Moore are students of Linda Dykstra, assistant professor of music. Chilcote and Matthews are students of Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, professor of music.