The Pembroke Singers, UNCP’s audition chamber choir, received an invitation from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méjico UNAM (University of Mexico) to perform at their 1st International Collegiate Choral Festival. For this festival, February 2-6, 2017, the Pembroke Singers shared the stage with choirs from Cuba, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.
Congratulations to the 21 UNCP Voice Majors from Tracy Thomas’ studio who attended the 2016 NATS Musical Theatre/Contemporary Jazz Vocal Competition at Meredith College on Friday, November 11, 2016: Chris Hunter, 1st Place SR MT Men, Ieisha Jones, 1st Place SR MT Women, Taylor Royer, 3rd Place SR MT Women, Jasmine Brown, 1st Place Commercial Women, Caleb Sasser, 1st Place Commercial Men, Dylan Deal, 2nd Place Commercial Men, Brenden Sheard, 3rd Place Commercial Men (yes, it was a SHUT OUT!), Ryan Ransom, 3rd Place MT Men, and Honors for Seniors Hunter Rigsby and Denesha McAllister, Sophomores Emily Ferguson and Deon'ta White, Freshmen Dylan Fisher, Juliet Alfano and Emilee Batten. All will progress to compete against the 5 Mid-Atlantic states at the Regional level at UNC-Chapel Hill in March. UNCP dominated the competition from top to bottom. (Out of nine Honors Recital performers, FOUR of the First Place performers were UNCP!).
***Special recognition goes to our INCOMPARABLE collaborative pianists, Anastasia Bryant and Nathan Thomas.
Performances at the Honors Recital:
National Association for Music Education (NAFME) students, alumni, and Music Department faculty attended
the 2016 North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) Conference in Winston-Salem, NC, November 5 - 8