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Samantha Tropper of Scotch Plains Earns National Award for Voice

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Samantha Tropper ’18 (far left) with other award-winning Muhlenberg students Credits: Muhlenberg College
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ALLENTOWN, PA -- Samantha Tropper of Scotch Plains was one of eight Muhlenberg College student prize winners at this year's National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions.

Muhlenberg College's voice students made a stunning showing at the District Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in February. Samantha Tropper, class of 2018, of Scotch Plains was one of the school's eight students who walked away as prize winners in their respective division.

Muhlenberg students swept the entire Freshman/Sophomore Music Aria and Art Song Division and won two out of three possible awards in each. Tropper '18, a student of Christa Warda, placed first in her division.

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"This impressive showing is a testament to the great talent and skill of our students as well as the excellent instruction they receive from our music faculty," says Chris Jackson, director of choral and vocal studies. "They represented themselves and the department superbly."

 

Read more about this achievement here.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, PA, about 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. The school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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