Posting Date: February 25, 2011
Kennesaw State music students perform in competition
Three KSU students win first place
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KSU music student Chani Maisonet with her voice professor, Adam Kirkpatrick
Photo by Jana Young
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University music students recently participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Students Auditions at Shorter University. The annual competition features student singers from throughout the state.
"I'm very pleased that our students not only have the opportunity to participate in the auditions sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing," said Joseph Meeks, dean of the KSU College of the Arts, "but that they represent the voice studios at Kennesaw State so well."
Three KSU students placed first in their respective categories.
Chani Maisonet of Rome, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education with a concentration in vocal performance, is a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Adam Kirkpatrick. Maisonet placed first among all sophomore women and was featured in the winners recital.
Brooke Eastlick of Plantation, FL, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in music performance, is a student of instructor Jana Young.
Michaele Postell of Atlanta, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in music performance, is a student of Assistant Professor of Voice Adam Kirkpatrick.
Additionally, Kristen Brent of Woodstock and Jennifer Olenic of Marietta were second place winners.
KSU students Corry Chisolm, Eric Lindsey, Alexander Trull, Amanda Newton and Sarah Harville also participated in the competition.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.