Announcing the 2018 National Student Auditions Winners

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The final round of the NATS 2018 National Student Auditions (NSA) was held on Sunday, June 24, at the Tropicana Las Vegas during the 55th National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

More than $35,000 in prizes were awarded to our winners, who were officially announced to a standing room audience of teachers, collaborative pianists, parents, friends and family members.

VIRGINIA was well-represented.   

Congratulations to Crystal Golden!

First Place at NATS National Vocal Competition

The George Mason University School of Music [Fairfax County VIRGINIA] is proud to announce CRYSTAL GOLDEN (MM ’19), soprano, is the First Place winner in the Graduate / Advanced College Women category of the 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) NSA Vocal Competition. The final competition round of the NATS 2018 National Student Auditions (NSA) was held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 24, 2018 as part of the 55th National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Crystal Golden is a student of University Professor Patricia Miller, director of Vocal Studies in the School of Music at George Mason. This is the first time a George Mason University School of Music student has won First Place in this prestigious National NATS Vocal Competition.

As national First Place winner of the NATS Graduate / Advanced College Women category, in addition to receiving a monetary prize, Crystal was awarded a special invitation and scholarship to attend the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. For a detailed listing of winners and photos, please see the NATS website for full article:  Read more.
Crystal and Prof. Patricia Miller


More information on other VIRGINIA participants and photos will be added soon!


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