Eight LRCA students took their solo numbers to competition at the NATS Conference of 2018. Founded in 1944, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional organization of voice teachers in the world with nearly 7,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.College and high school students gathered at the UCA Campus on February 23rd -24th to compete for scholarships and awards. Collegiate Vocal Faculty from around the state adjudicated high school and university student singers according to such criteria as artistry, musicianship, diction, and tone. Seven LRCA Students were represented in the Semi-Final Round.
Rose Johnson (Senior) and Grace Caroline Gardner (Junior) won awards in the final round of High School Women. Jenna Auel (Senior) placed in the final round of Women's H.S. Musical Theater. Freshman Louis Waddell scored first place in Men's H.S Musical Theater.