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March 13, 2007

Birmingham-Southern students place in two state music competitions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Five Birmingham-Southern College students placed at the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing annual competition hosted on the BSC campus recently. BSC students who were recognized are as follows:

Timothy Beenken, a sophomore from Vestavia – Second Place, 2nd year college men
Shelby Clair Bowling, a sophomore from Mobile – First Place, 2nd-year college women
Martin Landry, a senior from Ragland – First Place, upper-level musical theater men
John-Mark McGaha, a senior from Ensley – Third Place, 4th-year college men
Michael Seward, a sophomore from Daphne – Semi-Finalist, lower-level musical theater men

The following BSC students placed at the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs Mary Vick Collegiate Auditions:

Beenken – First Place and Men's Voice Award
Richard Byrd, a junior from Mountain Brook – Second Place, organ competition
David Talley, a sophomore from Pleasant Gove – First Place, organ competition

Beenken has been invited to sing for the Alabama chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs in Montgomery in April when he will be awarded a $1,000 prize. Both he and Talley will record a CD as part of the 12-state regional competition.

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