On behalf of the NATS Ontario Executive, THANK YOU for a really terrific weekend of music-making! We had nearly 200 singers on Saturday in the classical voice classes and 101 singers on Sunday in the music theatre classes.
And here comes one of my favourite parts ... we were able to award:
For a grand total of $7650 in scholarships over the two days!
- $1500 Most Promising Scholarships
- $3700 Classical Classes Scholarships
- $2450 Music Theatre Classes Scholarships
You know what my absolute favourite part is, though? Getting super-duper-awesome THANK YOU notes from scholarship winners like this one:
... today in my musical theatre class, I placed Second and received a Scholarship donated by you [well, by NATS Ontario but, you know ...]. This scholarship will be set aside for my future needs in music, as I am hoping to go into vocal performance in post secondary. I would like to thank you for your donation, and also your efforts and planning for this year's NATS competition. I very much appreciated the change to the two categories on separate days, as it allowed me to enter into both. I had so much fun this weekend and learned so much. I hope to one day be a part of the NATS staff as well! Again, thank you for the scholarship and this weekend, I had a blast! See you next year!
So ... that pretty much says it all, doesn't it?