Sadeghi placed second in her category in the National Association of Teachers associated with Singing competition from among 14 first-year and sophomore national semifinalists.
Sitare Sadeghi ’25 won second prize in the National College student Auditions competitors held annually by the Nationwide Association of Teachers associated with Singing. She competed because a semifinalist and finalist in the particular Lower Musical Theatre Treble Voice category, performing July 1-2 from the NATS conference within Chicago.
A music theatre major from Potomac, Maryland, Sadeghi began rehearsing the girl selections in fall 2021 with Senior Lecturer within Music Polly Cornelius.
Each music theater major is paired with a vocal instructor for weekly lessons as part of the program curriculum. Cornelius encouraged Sadeghi to enter the state and regional NATS student audition competitions.
“Polly worked with me to find new ways to use my voice and express my artistry. I hadn’t ever done any competitions before, but I’m used to auditioning and singing in front of people is what I do for a living, ” Sadeghi said. “I was not expecting to be a finalist. You can hear everyone auditioning, plus all of the singers were very, very good. When they called my name, I felt like, ‘I don’t know what’s real right now! ’”
In qualifying for the national competition, she placed first in the NATS Mid-Atlantic Region competitors for First-Year Musical Theatre Treble.
One of 14 national semifinalists, Sadeghi auditioned with regard to finals by performing three pieces: “Wait a Bit, ” through the musical “Just So , ” “I Didn’t Know What Time it Was, ” from “Too Many Girls, ” and “The Finer Things” from “Jane Eyre. ”
Selected as one of three finalists in her category, she performed “Wait a Bit” in the particular final concert. She received a $600 reward with the award.