Ashley Rosales, music therapy student, won second place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional musical theater competition.
Ashley Rosales competed and won in NATS Cascade Regional Chapter Auditions (lower college division) in November 2016. This region includes southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.
The long-standing tradition of regional NATS Student Auditions offers the opportunity for the top performers in each region to compete with other top artists from around the country. Students of NATS members begin by performing during their regional auditions. Five singers from each regional category advance to a national online screening round. Fourteen singers from each of the 14 categories advance to the semifinal round, where three singers from each category are selected to compete in the final round.
This year, the national semifinal and final rounds will be held in conjunction with the 2017 NATS Summer Workshop, July 20-21, in Boulder, Colo.
Ashley was offered the opportunity to advance, but she had to decline. In July, Ashley will be traveling to Europe with the Marylhurst Chamber Choir to perform and compete in the Grand Prix of Nations in Riga, Latvia.
The National Association of Teachers of Singing, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is the largest singing teachers’ association in the world with members in over 25 countries.
Ashley Rosales is a student in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Marylhurst University. She loves to work with children with special needs, volunteering with organizations such as Orangewood Children and Family Center, Autism Spectrum Interventions and the Blind Children’s Learning Center.