posted April 3, 2006

Students Earn Singing Honors

Hope College students have earned honors in multiple singing competitions held in recent weeks.

Sophomore Meghan Moore of South Bend, Ind., won first place in the College Division of the annual Bach Competition sponsored by the Kalamazoo Bach Society on Saturday, March 4.

A total of three Hope students were named winners during the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), held on Saturday, March 11, at Grand Valley State University. Sophomore Dane Clark of Grand Rapids won first place in Musical Theatre; Sophomore Isaac Droscha of Mason won second place among First-Year College Men; and freshman Katie Ross of St. Louis Park, Minn., won honorable mention among First-Year College Women. Contestants had already been the state winners in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

Moore placed third in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition held on Sunday, April 2, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids. She and Droscha were among seven finalists participating in the event from Cornerstone University, Grand Valley State University and Hope. A total of 24 contestants had previously competed for selection as finalists during a preliminary event held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Aquinas College.