by Public Relations Office
Cedarville, Ohio—Two Cedarville University voice students won awards in their respective categories at the recent Buckeye Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition. In the singing competition, held at Capital University in Columbus, freshman Megan Ward placed third in the Lower College Women Division, while senior Phillip Winfield placed third in the Upper College Men Division. Ward, a music performance major from Gahanna, Ohio, is a student of Beth Cram Porter, assistant professor of vocal music. Winfield, a church music ministry major from Altoona, Iowa, is a student of adjunct voice instructor Stephanie Henkle. NATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research. With more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 25 other countries, they are the largest association of teachers of singing in the world.