Bemidji State Students Participate in National Singing Competition


Bemidji State University students participated in this year’s Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing virtual competition.

The competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electronic submissions were entered by 13 Bemidji State students three of which were named semi-finalists; Evan Byler, a senior majoring in music education from Pennington, Blake Staines, a sophomore majoring in psychology from Clearbrook, and Emily Bergeron, a junior majoring in music from Bemidji.

Bergeron went on to compete in NATS finals and placed second in the classical treble.



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