National Student Auditions

Isabelle Kosempa, mezzo-soprano, senior at Durham School of the Arts, and
John Dreyer, baritone, rising junior at Duke,
have advanced to the final rounds of National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions, now being one of the top 14 singers in each category in the nationwide contest.

Congratulations, Isabelle and John, on this stellar achievement! Best wishes for semifinals and finals!!

Their previously recorded video auditions have advanced to the June 21 semifinals; the final round will be held June 28.

Isabelle Kosempa received the Outstanding High School Female award at NC NATS, as well as First Place in her category in NC and Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Isabelle attended and soloed at NC Governor’s School and Brevard Summer Institute, and won the NC Bach Festival Young Artists Aria Competition top vocal award. She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall, with the Emerging Talent in Voice Scholarship.

John Dreyer is a talented composer and singer majoring in composition at Duke University.