Our own Reese Landis (Junior Vocal Performance major and student of Michelle Hache) made it all the way to Semi-Finalist for the 2018 National Student Auditions, a competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The semifinal round will be held on Friday, June 22 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was one of only two students from the entire Texoma Region (all of Texas, Oklahoma and half of New Mexico) to be named one of the final 14 singers in his category (Upper College Music Theater Men) who will compete to win next month! The complete list of winners and their regions is at NATS Semifinalists.
In the entire competition (14 national semi-finalists per category), 16 Texoma students placed. This is a major achievement, as it is extremely difficult to make it all the way to Nationals; the students work hard for this, and it is rare to progress this far.