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First time win at prestigious national vocal competition

July 3, 2018

Mason student Crystal Golden and teacher Patricia Miller from School of Music

Crystal Golden with her teacher, Patricia Miller.

Crystal Golden (MM, 2019), soprano, is the First Place winner in the Graduate / Advanced College Women category of the 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) NSA Vocal Competition. The final competition round of the NATS 2018 National Student Auditions (NSA) was held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 24, 2018 as part of the 55th National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. 

Crystal Golden is a student of University Professor Patricia Miller, director of Vocal Studies in the School of Music at George Mason. This is the first time a George Mason University School of Music student has won First Place in this prestigious National NATS Vocal Competition.

As national First Place winner of the NATS Graduate / Advanced College Women category, in addition to receiving a monetary prize, Crystal was awarded a special invitation and scholarship to attend the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. 

Read more about the competition.

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