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GSC Freshman Shines in Singing Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2001

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Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
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Glenville, WV—Glenville State College freshmen Curtis Sutphin was awarded second place in a vocal competition at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference on Saturday October 27, 2012 at West Virginia University. The competition included over one hundred singers from twenty-one schools in Pennsylvania,Ohio, and West Virginia.

Sutphin, a Music Education and Voice major from Chapmanville (Logan County), West Virginia, sang three pieces, two in English and one in Italian. “I was really nervous singing in the final round, but I’m glad it turned out well. It is an awesome way to start my freshman year as a vocal major at GSC,” said Sutphin.

The NATS competitions are a great way for voice students to perform for voice professionals other than their teacher and get feedback. The competition judges praised Sutphin’s performance with compliments including: “Beautiful tone, warm & rich; What a beautiful voice, you sing so musically; Bravo, beautiful pure tone.”

In addition to being an accomplished young singer, Sutphin also plays piano, viola, horn (was 2nd chair in the West Virginia High School All-State Orchestra in his senior year), flute, and piccolo. He plays in the GSC Marching Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Jazz Band in addition to singing in the GSC Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and the select sacred group – Blessed.

“Curtis is a talented, hard-working freshman. If he keeps at it, I expect he will have many more successful competitions,” said Teresa Dody, GSC Assistant Professor of Music.

For his accomplishment, Sutphin received a certificate in addition to a small cash award.

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