Eight soloists from the Wayzata High School Choir program competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) State Competition, held at St. John’s University in November. This upper-level competition is comprised of mostly college and university students, with some advanced level high school singers. It is adjudicated by college and university teachers.
There are three levels of competition; including the preliminaries, the semi-finals and the finals. Six Wayzata singers advanced to semi-finals and three placed in the final round. They are pictured with Mary Fadden, staff accompanist at Wayzata High School, who rehearsed and performed with students. Senior Shruthi Rajasekar took first place, senior Isaiah Cammon took second place and junior Cydney Chamberlain too fourth place. Semi-finalists were seniors Carly Hicks and Maggie Matejcek and junior Sarah Taft. Seniors Aaron Carlson and Billy Yancey also participated in the competition.