Vocal Music students returned to Mississippi School of the Arts as award-winning for the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2019 state conference. The event, held in Oxford, Mississippi, attracts hundreds of vocal music performers each year.

According to the national web site, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries. Internationally, NATS is represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.

PHOTO (L-R): Jimmy Foster, Abby Grace Matthews, Cedrick Smith, Asia Ellis, Patton Rice (director), Camden Dixon, Avery Neyland, and Telvin Thomas.

High School Musical Theater Men:
1st Place – Telvin Thomas, a senior from Jackson
2nd Place – Camden Dixon, a senior from Clinton
3rd Place – Jimmy Foster, a junior from Canton

High School Musical Men Classical:
1st Place – Cedrick Smith, a junior from Greenwood

High School Musical Theater Women:
1st Place – Avery Neyland, a senior from Pearl
2nd Place – Asia Ellis, a senior from Starkville
4th Place – Abby Grace Matthews, a junior from Hazlehurst

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