(November 15, 2007)

Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary College Vocalists Capture AWARDS at Auditions

SHREVEPORT, La.—Vocalists from Centenary College's Hurley School of Music won awards in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Region Student Auditions. The competition, which was held on November 9-11 at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, drew over 550 student vocalists from schools in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Centenary winners were Virginia Kate Mather, 3rd place Freshman Women; Vincent Turregano, 1st place Sophomore Men; and Lori Lusted, 4th place Senior Women. Centenary vocalists placing into the semi-final round were Adam Philley and Travis Orr, Senior Men; Leah Sayad, Junior Women; and Allyson Wilson, Sophomore Women and Music Theater.

About the Hurley School of Music

The Hurley School of Music, a professional music school within a liberal arts college, has as its mission the training and development of undergraduate music students in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts curricula. The School of Music is an integral part of Centenary College and embraces and affirms the college's liberal arts philosophy, while at the same time supporting the intensive specialization required for the Bachelor of Music degree. It provides opportunities for all segments of the college and the community to experience the art of music through class offerings, applied music study, ensemble participation and the presentation of concerts.