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MNU Senior Wins Prestigious Vocal Awards

MNU senior music major Grace Wallace won first place in Upper Women's College Division and College Musical Theatre Division competitions at the Kansas City Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing event Sunday, February 8, hosted by MNU.  Wallace currently teaches voice and piano at Green Leaf Performing Arts Academy in addition to her studies at MNU. She’s also musical director for their spring musical, Pilgrim. Her plans after graduate are to pursue a master’s degree and a career in opera or musical theater.

Other competitors at the event hailed from University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri Western State University, Music and Arts Institute and several private studios. There were 177 student entries.

MNU has hosted the event several times in the past decade and Dr. Britney Rice, president of the chapter says they love coming to MNU for the event. 

“The teachers always comment on the beautiful facility as well as the fantastic instruments.  MNU is definitely their favorite host for the event.”

Rice teaches vocal music at MNU and is Wallace's professor.

Other MNU students competing were Gabe Hayse, Quin North, Morgan Bradford, Kelsey Kersten and Rebekah Bruton.

 

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