(March 24, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Students Capture Top Spots in Music Competition

SHREVEPORT, La— Three students from Centenary College's Hurley School of Music won prizes in the National Association of Teachers of Singing North Louisiana Chapter Auditions on Friday, March 20 in Ruston, La.

Competing with students from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State University and the University of Louisiana Monroe, soprano Brittany Wood, a student of Gale Odom, won second place in the freshman category; baritone Vincent Turregano, a student of Horace English, won first place in the senior category; and baritone Donnovan Roe, a student of Janice Aiken, was the winner of the Student Adult category.

The winners sang in two separate rounds of competition. The final round had a panel of eight judges and was open to the public.

For more information about this competition or the Hurley School of Music, contact Dr. Gale Odom, Dean of the School of Music at 318.869.5235

About Hurley School of Music

Hurley School of music is a professional music school within a liberal arts college, and 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.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.