photo courtesy Stacy Ideus PhotographySydney Barnes, WHS Class of 2022
National Association of Teachers of Singing names Sydney Barnes among top 14 in the nation!
Recent graduate honored for vocal talents; advances to final rounds of competition in July 1-6 national auditions in Chicago
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) announced on Sunday, May 15, 2022 that Sydney Barnes has advanced through four levels of competition to be named one of the top 14 students in the nation selected from all high school junior and senior treble voices!
Barnes is a member of the newly-graduated Wahoo High School Class of 2022. She currently studies voice with Professor Alisa Belflower of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's School of Music.
The final rounds of competition in NATS' National Student Auditions will be held July 1-6 at the 57th NATS National Conference in Chicago.
"Sydney's advancement to the final round of this national competition is a huge accomplishment!" commented WHS Vocal Director Logan Langholdt. "This conference will be attended by many of the most talented singers and vocal coaches in the US. This promises to be an incredibly educational experience, and will mark a great start in Sydney's professional career as a vocalist. We couldn't be prouder!"
NATS is a professional organization for singing teachers and is the largest association of its kind in the world with more than 6,500 international members.
Congratulations Sydney on this impressive accomplishment, and good luck in Chicago!