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SCNATS Events for 2022-2023:
*Dues should be paid before January 2, see deadlines for dues payments.
Fran McMillan Pinson
Spotlight on African American Composers Awards
The Fall 2022 recipient of the Fran McMillan Pinson Collaborative Pianist Award is….Grace Berardo!
Grace Berardo is a collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and organist. She earned her Bachelor of Music from Berry College and her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While at UTK she held an accompanying assistantship where some of her duties included coaching and accompanying VolOpera and the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre. She also performed as a keyboardist for the University of Tennessee Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
As a freelance collaborator, Grace has frequently performed with collegiate and community musical theater productions, high school and professional choirs, and she has been a pianist for vocalists participating in both NATS and NATSAA competitions. Most recently she was engaged to perform Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” with Marble City Opera and has had multiple performances featured on Knoxville’s local classical music station, 91.9 WUOT.
Grace is currently the Choral and Vocal Accompanist at Clemson University.
Spring 2022 - Rodney Cleveland
Fall 2021 - Julie Smith
Spring 2021 - Luke Fang
Fall 2020 - Greg Boatwright
SCNATS Fall 2022
Musical Theatre/Commercial Music Auditions:
Spotlight on African American Composers Awards:
Teneah Fee- submitted by Jill Terhaar Lewis
Song: "I'm Here" from The Color Purple
High School Recipient:
Jackson Haywood - submitted by Brandi Icard
Song: "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" from the Wiz
Click on the student name to hear the performance.
SCNATS Fall 2022 Musical Theatre and CCM Student Auditions Results
SCNATS Spring 2023 - Classical/Spiritual Student Audition Results