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WCU Students Place at National Competition

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 7, 2014 - Three William Carey University music students received honors at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference and Competition held at Belhaven College in Jackson March 21-22. Emma Oberdick of Wadsworth, Ill., won 1st place in Sophomore Women. Emma is a student of Dr. Connie Roberts, professor of music. Austin Williams of Carriere won 3rd place in Junior Men and Stephen Kelly of Starkville won 4th place in Senior Men. Williams and Kelly are students of Graham Anduri.

There were 241 student singers from every major university in the state, along with many high school singers at the annual state NATS vocal competition.

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Pictured are William Carey University music students (left to right) Austin Williams of Carriere, Emma Oberdick of Wadsworth, Ill., and Stephen Kelly of Starkville, who all received high honors at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference and Competition held at Belhaven College in Jackson March 21-22.