Southeastern vocal performance major takes first place in NATS competition
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND Alexandra Mejia, a junior vocal performance major at Southeastern Louisiana University,
took first place in the junior women classification of the Louisiana National Association
of Teachers of Signing (NATS) competition held Saturday (March 10) at Nicholls State
University in Thibodeaux.
Mejia, a student of Stephen Rushing, associate professor of vocal music, competed in a field of seven contestants from universities across the state. In the final round, she sang the aria “Willow Song” from Douglas Moore’s opera “The Ballard of Baby Doe.” Judges for the competition came from music faculties and private voice studios across the state.
This marks the second time Mejia has placed in a NATS competition. A resident of Bush, she plans to attend graduate school in vocal performance and concentrate in opera performance.