Dr. Susan Carter, Director of Vocal Studies, placed 2nd in the National Opera Association's 2012 undergraduate opera scenes competition as director of "The Telephone". Adrienne Collins, sophomore, Donovan Jones, freshman and Kyle Minx, junior performed in the one act opera. Universities from across the nation submitted videos of productions with 5 university opera programs chosen to compete. Dr. Carter decided to take this winning scene to the finals in Memphis which proved to be a winning choice.
Adrienne Collins, junior, was chosen from 300 international applicants to compete in the 2013 George London Vocal Competition held each year in New York City. Adrienne, junior, studies with Dr. Susan Carter, Director of Vocal Studies, and has excelled in competitions and performances over the last 3 years, placing 1st in the 2010 NATS competition, 2012 Classical Singer finalist, 2012 NOA Finalist, 3rd place in the 2011 NATS competition and 2013 Classical Singer competition.
Kaitlyn Christian, sophomore, Sarah Waters and Adrienne Collins, juniors, all placed in the 2013 Classical Singer Competition held in Kansas City with finals in May in Boston. 6 singers were chosen from the area to proceed to the finals with these 3 talented singers from Missouri Western State University. Kaitlyn and Adrienne study with Dr. Susan Carter and Sarah studies with Jennifer White.
With a special request from the Governor, Donovan Jones, sophomore and Adrienne Collins, junior, performed for the 2013 Governor Jay Nixon Inaugural Reception in Jefferson City. [Watch Video]