Sixteen Elon students were winners at the NC National Association of Teachers of Singing and eligible to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.
Sixteen Elon students placed at the North Carolina State Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Collegiate Vocal Competitions this year in classical and musical theatre.
University Accompanists Sharon La Rocco, Rebecca Oden and Billy Summers played for the students. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition was originally scheduled to be held at The University of South Carolina, but was held via video submissions because of COVID-19. More than 400 students from Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina competed at this level.
At the Regional level, Andrew Bonomolo won first place in lower musical theatre men, and is eligible to compete at the National Level. He is a voice student of Polly Cornelius. Ava Karas, student of Hallie Hogan, placed in first-year classical women, and is also eligible to compete at the National Level.
Bonomolo’s submission for the competition is below.
The following is a list of students who placed at the state level and advanced to regionals, their respective categories, and their voice professors.
Andrew Bonomolo – first-year music theatre men, First place in NC and First Place at Mid-Atlantic Regionals -Polly Cornelius
Faythe Kelly – first-year music theatre women, -Polly Cornelius
Skyler Sajewski- second-year music theatre women, -Polly Cornelius
Gianni Palmarini – second-year music theatre men- won 3rd place in NC – Polly Cornelius
Nathan Keffer – second-year music theatre men – student of Polly Cornelius
Hannah Ellowitz – Won First place in NC – second year music theatre women -Julie Celona-Van Gordon
Kali Clogherty – second-year music theatre women – Julie Celona-Van Gordon
Maecy Bischoff – first-year classical women – Won First Place in NC – Hallie Hogan
Ava Karas – first-year classical women – Hallie Hogan
David D’Ardenne – second-year classical men – Gretchen Bruesehoff Wiles
Miles Caraballo -second-year classical men – Polly Cornelius
Sarah Poythress – second-year classical women – Gretchen Bruesehoff Wiles
Alexa Lugo – second year classical women – Hallie Hogan
Julia Towner – third-year classical women – won 3rd place in NC – Polly Cornelius
Ross Cohen – third-year classical women – won 3rd place in NC – Polly Cornelius
Kaitlyn Heit – third-year classical women – Gretchen Bruesehoff Wiles