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Senior to Travel to Toronto as Finalist in National Voice Competition

February 1, 2007

Elizabeth Hartnett 2.pngFebruary 2, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Elizabeth Hartnett, a senior vocal performance major at DePauw University, will travel to Toronto, Ontario, in March to compete as a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Voice Competition. Hartnett earned this opportunity after winning the East Central Division of the MTNA Young Artist Voice Competition last weekend. As the East Central Division winner, Hartnett will represent five states and compete against six other singers on March 25, 2007, during the 2007 MTNA national conference. (photo at left by Brad Goda)

A native of Mililani, Hawaii, Hartnett has been studying voice for more than four years and is a student of Pamela Coburn '74. Hartnett has performed in DePauw operas since her freshman year and will portray Adele in DePauw opera's production of Die Fledermaus, February 8-11. 

The national winner of the MTNA Young Artist Voice Competition Elizabeth Hartnett.jpgreceives a cash prize and will perform in a concert during the conference. 

The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each State Competition advance to the Division Competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals. Learn more about Music Teachers National Association -- the oldest professional music teachers' association in the United States -- by clicking here.

Elizabeth Hartnett's performance as Cinderella in a production of Into the Woods last summer in Hawaii was spotlighted in a story in the Honolulu Advertiser.  A summary can be found in this previous story.

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