Posting Date: April 5, 2010

KSU music Professor Adam Kirkpatrick wins regional competition

Kirkpatrick to perform at nationals in July

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KSU music professors Russell Young (left) and Adam Kirkpatrick after winning the Southeast regional round of the NATSAA.

KENNESAW, Ga.Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor of Music Adam Kirkpatrick won the Southeast regional round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition at Stetson University on March 25. His vocal performance was accompanied by Associate Professor of Music Russell Young.

Kirkpatrick and Young will perform in the NATSAA finals at the National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 1.

Kirkpatrick says, “I am indeed grateful for the opportunity to sing in the finals of the NATSAA competition in Salt Lake City this summer. I was already planning on attending the conference, but now my trip will be extra special.”

In addition to competing at the conference, Kirkpatrick will be presenting a paper on a recent research project titled “Teaching Lower Laryngeal Position with EMG Biofeedback.” Kirkpatrick will also be publishing an article by the same title in an upcoming publication of the Journal of Singing.

The winner of the NATSAA finals will receive a cash prize and a New York solo recital debut. Kirkpatrick says, “I hope to represent KSU well at the conference. Dr. Young and I have worked diligently on this recital. I am grateful for his collaboration, hard work and support throughout this whole process.”

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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



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