Congratulations to the Saturday Superlative Winners!

Best High School Female – Musical Theater  Chira Bell from the studio of Amy Asbury
Best High School Male – Musical Theater Maxwell Branciforte from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith
Best High School Female – Classical Shannon Crowley from the studio of Alan Fischer
Best High School Male – Classical Parker Waters from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith
Best Overall High School – Shannon Crowley
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Saturday VANATS Results

VANATS RESULTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

Category 1A-1

Lower High School Music Theater Women

First Ava Stevenson (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

Second Julia Finke (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Third  Colleen Clark (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

Honors Olivia Hollowell (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Parker Bigley (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Vivian Lemons (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Ariel White (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Anjali Sharma (H) from the studio of Maura Brigham

    Vani Subramanian (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

   

 

Category 1A-2

Lower High School Music Theater Women

First Bella Cox (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

Second Savannah Howell (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Third  Madeleine LeBeau (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Honors Angela Giaconia (H) from the studio of Amanda Fish

Olivia Butler (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

    Julia Condie (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

    Diana Halick (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

    Annabelle Moore (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

    Reagan Lagasse (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

Category 1B-1

Upper High School Music Theater Women

First Gabrielle Easter (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

Second Gillian Rydholm (H) from the studio of Melissa Chavez

Third Grace Shields (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Honors Shaunjaney Bryan (H) from the studio of Cara Transtrom

    Samantha Hoffmann (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

    Madelynn Shores (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

    Sarah Petko (H) from the studio of Ellen Petko

    Gillian Saunders (H) from the studio of Maura Brigham

    Jahsaiah Moses (H) from the studio of Cara Transtrom

Category 1B-2

Upper High School Music Theater Women

First Chira Bel (H)l from the studio of Amy Asbury

Second Julia Ortiz (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratlilff

Third Cassandra Taxter (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

Honors Hazel Thurston (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

            Eleanor Jacobson (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

           Jill Shoemaker (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

          Noelle Buice (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Category 1B-3

Upper High School Music Theater Women

First Shannon Crowley (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

Second Sonali Doshi (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

Third Azariah Body (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

    Alex Grigsby (H) from the studio of Patricia Ricciarelli

Honors Nerys Apple (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

    Maggie Guice (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

    Christina Sherman (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

    Annie Wood (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Catherine Moore (H) from the studio of Connie Bloomer

    Christina Sherman (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

    Annie Wood (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Category 2A

Lower High School Music Theater Men

First Maxwell Branciforte (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Second Conor Crowley(H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Third Daniel Kroll (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

Honors Gabriel Escalante (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

Kevin Nentwich (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

             Zachary Karnes (H) from the studio of Melissa Chavez

             Logan Sandefu (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

Category 2B

Upper High School Music Theater Men

First Kyle Daisimer (H) from the studio of Cara Transtrom

Second Adi Wineland (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

Third Parker Waters (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Honors Sean Hartigan (H) from the studio of Maura Brigham

    Ben Paulk (H) from the studio of Patricia Ricciarelli

    Kurt Lannetti (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

    Liam Bloom (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Lucas Hallauer(H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

Category 3A-1

Lower High School Women

First Bella Cox (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

    Madeleine LeBeau (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Third Olivia Butler (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

Honors Angela Giaconia (H) from the studio of Amanda Fish

    Cynthia Hu (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

    Annabelle Moore (H) from the studio of Silvia Ledon

    Olivia Offmaster (H) from the studio of Cara Transtrom

    Aleah McGill (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Parker Bigley (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Maura George (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

    Katie Przybylski (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

    Tracy Waagner (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

    Alexandra Curcio (H) from the studio of Anne Wick

    Megan Vandre (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

Category 3A-2

Lower High School Women

First Colleen Clark from the studio of Kathleen Bell

First Ava Stevenson from the studio of Brian Nedvin

Third Olivia Hollowell from the studio of Mary Matthews

Honors Grace Vestermark from the studio of Connie Bloomer

            Rachel-Kate Picar from the studio Shelly Milam-Ratliff

            Holly Romanelli from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

            Marcie Van de Voorde from the studio of Connie Bloomer

            Alex Swanenburg from the studio of Mary Matthews

        

Category 3B-1

Upper High School Women

First Juliet Ortiz (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Second Chira Bell (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

Third Rachel Cieplak (H) from the studio of Melissa Chavez

Honors Noelle Buice (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Cassandra Taxter (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

    Lindsey Bertin (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

    Christina Sherman (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

 

Category 3B-2

Upper High School Women

First Alex Grigsby (H) from the studio of Patridia Ricciarelli

Second Azariah Boyd from the studio of Amy Asbury

Third Sidney Duncan from the studio of Mary Matthews

    Catherine Moore from the studio of Connie Bloomer

Category 3B-3

Upper High School Women

First Shannon Crowley (H) from the studio of Alan Fischer

Second Nicolle Hendzel (H) from the studio of Mira Yang

Third Emma Giometti (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Honors Nerys Apple (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

    Olivia Chaves (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Augusta Nafziger (H) from the studio of Lucy Hoyt

    Margot Vanyan (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

    Sadie Jensen (H) from the studio of Janette Ogg

    Eleanor Jacobson (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

   

Category 4A

Lower High School Men

First Justiin Estanislao (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Second Eryk Nicolay (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Third Elijah Barb (H) from the studio of Ellen Petko

 

Category 4B

Upper High School Men

First Parker Waters (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Second John Lopez (H) from the studio of Joan Jurenas

    Jaelin Mitchell (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

Honors Donte Thompson (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

    Kurt Lannetti (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

    Eric Neff (H) from the studio of Shelly Milam-Ratliff

    Daniel Allen (H) from the studio of Ellen Petko

Jaden Brown (H) from the studio of Toni Crowder   

Category 15

Adult Women

First Seon Gyu Park (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Second Sarah Grace Fitzsimmons (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Third Kaitlyn Gallagher (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

Honors Kelli Bly (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

    Kayleen Nagurny (H) from the studio of Connie Bloomer

    Marcia Espenshied (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

 

Category 16

Adult Men

First Benson Wallis (H) from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Second Zhencong Chen (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Third Kristopher Kouzougian from the studio of John Little

Category 17

Adult Musical Theater Women

First Rachel Mink from the studio of Pamela Beasley

Second Kaitlyn Gallagher from the studio of Mary Matthews

Third Caitlin O’Hara from the studio of Nancy MacArthur Smith

Honors Jennifer Levy from the studio of Peggy McNulty

Category 18

Adult Music Theatre Men

First Seth Lowery (H) from the studio of Kathryn Green

Second Alex Clark (H) from the studio of Amy Asbury

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Friday Superlative Award Winners Announced

Best College Female Musical Theatre

Amanda Mason from the studio Carrie Stevens

Beset College Male Musical Theatre

John Travis from the studio of Mindy Damon

Best College Female Classical

Yvette Rodriguez from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Best College Male Classical

Jack Chandler from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Best OVERALL COLLEGE

Yvette Rodriguez from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

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Congratulations Friday VANATS Winners!

VANATS RESULTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Category 5A

Lower College Music Theater Women

First Ashley Wendt (H) from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Second Payton Moledor (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

Third Leah Finn (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Honors Rachel Sharp (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

            Alena Smith (H) from the studio of Margaret McNulty

            Margaret Hallauer (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

            Ansley Melton (H) from the studio of Samantha Miller

            Michelle Bjork (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

            Elena Martin (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

            Margaret Paul (H) from the studio of Mark Greenawalt

            Gabriella Nixdorf (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

            Alexandra Frilles (H) from the studio of Anne Wick

            Camryn Finn (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

  

Category 5B-1

Lower College Music Theater Women

First Anastasia Ross (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

Second Leah Shewmaker (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Third Kathryn Dobyns (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Third Hanna Thomas (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

Honors Haley O’Meara (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

             Nicole Way (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

             Mimi Robinson (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

             Julia Ponko (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

             Meghan Green (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Zoe Gray (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

             Madison Karten (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

 

Category 5B-2

Lower College Music Theater Women

First Maria Reginaldi (H) from the studio of Mindy Damon

Second Thea Simpson (H) from the studio of Anne Wick

Third  Elisha Ralph (H) from the studio of Susan Randolph Braden

Honors Grace Fitzpatick (H) from the studio of Ellen Fisher Petko

             Sydney Hazelgrove (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

             Brenna McFarland (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

             Haley Griffith (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

             MacKenzie Cahill (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

             Monica Slater (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

             Cathryn Brooks (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

             Claire Fadl (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddson

Category 6A

Lower College Music Theater Men

First Christian Romanelli (H) from the studio of Marry Matthews

Second Ricky Goodwin, Jr. (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

Third Jack Gereski (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

Honors Peyton (Gil) Mitchell (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

Michael Peck (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

Category 7A-1

Lower College/Independent Studio Women

First Kathryn Dobyns (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Second Margaret Hallauer (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Second Abigail Wallen (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Honors Emily Rosenberger (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

 Lindsay Irwin (H) from the studio of Pamela Beasley

 Abigail Cordova (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

 Camryn Finn(H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Category 7A-2

Lower College/Independent Studio Women

First Ashley Wendt (H) from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Second Leah Finn (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Third  Rachel Sharp(H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Honors Mary Wright (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

Emily Chapman(H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Lauren Reamy (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

Category 7B-1

Lower College/Independent Studio Women

First Jasmin Ward (H) from the studio of Cynthia Donnell

Second Hannah Thomas (H) the studio of Brenda Witmer

Third     Brenna McFarland (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Third Mary Galvin (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Honors Megan O’Brien (H) from the studio of Lucy Hoyt

Kathryn Dobyns (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Julia Derflinger(H) from the studio of Patricia Campbell

    Monica Slater (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

    Kathryn Morgan (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

    Cathryn Books (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

    Zoe Gray (H) from the studio of Pamela Beasley

    Dyson Roy (H) from the studio of Michelle Harman Gulick

    Amanda Kight (H) from the studio of Rachel Holland

    Isabelle McLoone (H) from the studio of Anne Wick

    Jenna Hallock (H) from the studio of Jessica Spafford

Category 7B-2

Lower College/Independent Studio Women

First Leah Shewmaker (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Second Karen Smith (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

Third Maria Reginaldi (H) from the studio of Mindy Damon

Honors  Alyssa Schools (H) from the studio of Wayne Kompelien

Nancy McClain (H) from the studio of Lisa Berger

                Madison Karten(H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

                Bridget Nesfield (H) from the studio of Lisa Berger

                Emily Stedman (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

               Isabel Madden (H) from the studio of Richard Jupin

               Haley Griffith (H) from the studio Dorothy Maddison

               Sarah Damers (H) from the studio of Lucy Hoyt

Category 8A

Lower College/Independent Studio Men

First Ricky Goodwin, Jr. (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

Second  Daniel Jenkins (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Third  Martinez Isaac (H) from the studio of Wayne Kompelien

Third Christian Romanelli (H) from the studio of Mary Matthews

Category 8B

Lower College/Independent Studio Men

First Joel Clemens (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Second Calvin Bremer (H) from the studio of Kenneth Wood

Third Trevor Goldhush (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Category 9A-1

Third Year College Music Theater Women

First Rachel Gore (H) from the studio of Patricia Campbell

Second Tyler Crocker (H) from the studio of Mark Greenawalt

Third Sarah Day (H) from the studio of Samantha Miller

Honors Toni Krebs (H) from the studio of Mark Greenawalt

             Rebecca Glenister (H) from the studio of Samantha Miller  

Category 9A-2

Third year College Music Theater Women

First Ashton Davis (H) from the studio of Mark Greenawalt

Second Allison Basney (H) from the studio of Patricia Campbell

Third Mackenzie Ossont-Horner (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

Honors Alexandra Fleshman (H) from the studio of Kathryn Green

Category 9B

Fourth/First Year College Music Theater Women

First Amanda Mason (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Second Taylor Belk (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Third Leah Baney (H) from the studio of Samantha Miller

Honors  Jodi Hoffman (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

McKayla Kinsey (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

Josephine Miller (H) from the studio of Pamela Beasley

Category 10A

Third Year College Music Theater Men

First Matthew Mellusi (H) from the studio of Mindy Damon

Category 10B

Fourth/Fifth Year College Music Theater Men

First JohnTravis (H) from the studio of Mindy Damon

Second Randy Martono-Chai (H) from the studio of Kathleen Bell

Third Wesley Diener (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

Category 11A

Third Year College/Independent Studio Women

First  Mary Haugh (H) from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Second Zoe Jones (H) from the studio of Marlayna Maynard

Third Darby Clinard (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

 

Category 11B-1

Fourth/Fifth Year College/Independent Studio Women

First  Allison Harris (H) from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Second Amanda Mason (H) from the studio of Carrie Stevens

Third Kathryn Bailey from the studio of Lucy Hoyt

Third Elizabeth Weikle (H) from the studio of Lucy Hoyt 

Honors Josephine Miller (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

            Cailin Crane (H) from the studio of Agnus Fuller

            Eun Kim (H) from the studio of Mira Yang

            Lindsey Bross (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

            Taylor Belk (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

            Christia Moore (H) from the studio of Anne Wick

            McKayla Kinsey (H) from the studio of Ruth Foley

Category 11B-2

Fourth/Fifth Year College/Independent Studio Women

First Eunice Nogueras (H) from the studio of Samantha Renee Miller, formerly of the studio of Adelaide Trombetta

First Olivia Rominiyi (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

Third Kaitlin Lee (H) from the studio of Kathryn Hearden

Honors  Kathryn Bentley (H) from the studio of Lucy Hoyt

Kate Juliana(H) from the studio of Michelle Harmen-Gulick

               Journee Smith (H) from the studio of Brenda Witmer

               Savanna Whittenburg (H) from the studio of Cynthia Donnell
Category 12A

Third Year College/Independent Studio Men

First Shyheim Hinnant (H) from the studio of James Riley Smith

Second Micah Baldwin(H) from the studio of Kenneth Wood

Third Alton Peters (H) from the studio of Kevin McMillan

Honors Samuel Mallory (H) from the studio of Wayne Kompelien

             Timothy Smith (H) from the studio of Marlayna Maynard

Eric Baskerville (H) from the studio of Agnes Mobley-Wynne

Category 12B

Fourth/Fifth year College/Independent Studio Men

First Jack Chandler (H) from the studio of Ariana Elizabeth Wyatt

Second Logan Kenison (H) from the studio of Brian Nedvin

Second  Wesley Diener (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

Honors  Tony Lu from the studio of Agnus Fuller

                 Benjamin Stogner (H) from the studio of Wayne Kompelien

Category 13A

Lower Advanced College/Independent Studio Women

First Yvette Rodriguez(H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Second Tess Ottinger (H) from the studio of Cynthia Donnell

Third Rachel Mink (H) from the studio of Pam Beasley

Third Meghan Lambert (H) from the studio of Samantha Miller, formerly of the studio of Adelaide Trombetta

Honors Crystal Golden from the studio of Patricia Miller

Veronica Kokas (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Katie Carbone (H) from the studio of Dorothy Maddison

Category 13B

Upper Advanced College/Independent Studio Women

First Anjanette Trebing (H) from the studio of Patricia Miller

Category 14A

Lower Advanced College/Independent Studio Men

First Justin Robinson from the studio of Wayne Kompelein

Category 14B

Upper Advanced College/Independent Studio Men

First Nicholas Carratura (H) from the studio of Melissa Chavez

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A Message from the President

Two items for your consideration:

  1. If you’d like to support the Awards Endowment fund, please write to Alison Rizzuto alisonrizzuto@gmail.com

2.There is a need for substitute adjudicators at the Regional Conference and Student Auditions, held at Liberty University this year. Your box lunch will be provided and you will be able to attend the clinician presentations and the Honors Recitals. If you are interested in attending and being a substitute judge, please contact our Regional Governor, Barbara Peters at bapeters@mindspring.com.

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VANATS in New York

Congratulations to Baritone Erik Grendahl from Herndon, Va., who finished second and also won the Kirsten/Browning Award for Most Potential at the NATSAA competition this past weekend.
Grendahl won more than $6,000 in cash and prizes: $4,000 cash plus a $2,000 scholarship to attend AIMS in Graz and a $500 gift certificate from Hal Leonard Corporation. Grendahl received an additional $1,500 as winner of the Kirsten/Browning Award for Most Potential. Grendahl is a student of Kevin McMillan.

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VANATS Audition Schedule Available now!

The VANATS audition schedule is available at nats.org. Be sure to log on and check the member section to access student, accompanist and judging schedules. Please let us know ASAP if you have any problems! See you in February.

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Call for Poster Presentations NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference and Student Auditions

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March 16 and 17, 2018 Liberty University-Lynchburg, VA
Submission Dates: We will receive submissions from
January 1, 2018 through February 20, 2018

NATS Mid-Atlantic active members in good standing and students are invited to submit proposals for special sessions to be presented at the 2018 NATS Mid-Atlantic Region Conference and Student Auditions. Proposed poster presentations should appeal to both STUDENTS and TEACHERS. Proposals will be selected by the NATS Mid-Atlantic Proposal Review Committee. All proposals MUST be submitted via email to Brian Nedvin bnedvin@odu.edu and Kristen Wunderlich wonderlichk@winthrop.edu

Note: Presenters must be registered for the 2018 NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference and Student Auditions. They will be required to provide their own materials (handouts, etc) and will be responsible for any travel and lodging, as needed.
The following items will be required as part of the application process via email:
• Name and e-mail of one active NATS member we may contact who may verify your expertise in the area you are proposing.

• A PDF document of a narrative describing the poster in detail (2-page maximum)

• Poster Presentation Title

• Presenter Name

• Employer/University

• Email

• Cell Phone

• Mailing Address

• Other Phone

• Website

• Presenter Bio (maximum of 150 words)

• Headshot

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VANATS Auditions Deadline Tomorrow!

The VANATS audition registration deadline is tomorrow December 15, 2017!

You will need to go through the nats.org website to register

Once you login go to “Member home” and scroll down to find the Audition registration tab. Once you click on that, you should be good to go.

If you have not paid your NATS dues, you will not be able to register. It takes a little while for the payment to go through, so make sure you do that TODAY! Please contact Susan Braden if you have any problems.

 

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Call for Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Presentations

VA NATS Conference and Student Auditions

February 2nd and 3rd 2018

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Submission Dates:  We will receive submissions from

December 1st, 2017 through January 29th, 2018

Please click here for more detailed information

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