Clayton State University senior Christina Sullivan placed second in the Upper Division Adult Women (age 26 or above -- four or more years of voice instruction) category of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2014 Student Auditions, held at Georgia State University on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Mezzo-soprano Sullivan, a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., is pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Voice Performance and a minor in Dance at Clayton State University. Like many of Clayton State’s students, she has been making her dreams real after some years out of high school, resulting in the unusual circumstance of an undergraduate music major in the Upper Division Adult Women category, which is often populated by older adults.
Sullivan, a voice student of Associate Professor of Music Christina Howell, has appeared in several leading roles with Clayton State University’s Music Drama Workshop, including Mad Margaret in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore and Luce in Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse.
“Congratulations to Christina, and also to Christina! Terrific news!” exclaims Dr. Susan Tusing, chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clayton State.
Photo: Christina Sullivan (center), flanked by Angie Plate (l) and Michelle Wynn (r), in Clayton State’s 2014 The Boys from Syracuse