MU student earns honors at regional competition

MANSFIELD -Mansfield University junior Jordan Schreiner took second place in the Junior Men Category at the Eastern Region National Association of Teaching of Singing (NATS) student auditions at Ithaca College March 15-17.

More than 150 students from the six-state region competed in categories ranging from high school to graduate school.

Schreiner, a tenor, was featured in a master class with Brain DeMaris on the first evening of the competition, singing Quanto bella from L’elisir d’amoreby Donizetti, which he also sang in the final round of the competition.

Schreiner is a junior vocal performance and music business double major from Owego, N.Y., and studies voice with Assistant Professor Alissa Rose.

At the NATS auditions, all students receive comment sheets from the judges, who are voice teachers and NATS members.

“These auditions are a great opportunity for the students to get feedback about their singing, hear other students from around the area, and be exposed to a wide variety of repertoire,” Rose said.

NATS is the largest association of teachers of singing in the world, with members in more than 25 countries, and the student auditions are one of the major activities of each NATS chapter.