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Students take first, second in state vocalists competition

March 15, 2004
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March 15, 2004
Contact: Charlene P Davenport (860) 439-2526 or cpdav@conncoll.edu
For Immediate Release

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Two Connecticut College juniors took home awards in the annual Student Honor Auditions for the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, on February 28.

Christine Duncan placed first, and Alicia Rodriguez placed second in the competition among students from high schools, colleges and universities from all over the state in their respective age divisions for recognition and cash prizes. Rachel Lamson, also a Connecticut College junior, also competed.

Each Connecticut College singer memorized and performed three art songs and/or arias, at least one in a foreign language, for the College II Division. Duncan will represent the college in a winner´s concert later this spring.

Ranked among the most selective private liberal arts colleges in the nation, Connecticut College has an enrollment of 1,800 men and women from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 56 countries. The college is particularly known for interdisciplinary studies, innovative international programs, paid internships, and a wide range of student-faculty research opportunities. Founded in 1911, the college operates under an 81-year-old honor code and has no Greek system. The scenic 750-acre campus is managed as an arboretum and overlooks Long Island Sound. For more information, see www.conncoll.edu. Connecticut College is located at 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. -end-