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Una Vocal Student Places At Nats Regional Competition

Apr. 16, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Zach-CleghornFLORENCE, Ala. - Zach Cleghorn, a vocal music student at the University of North Alabama, recently won third place in the junior men's division of the South Eastern Regional Student Adjudications of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), held at Stetson University in Deland, Fla. The competition included more than 350 students from colleges across the southeast.

Cleghorn is the first UNA student to compete at the regional level. He had previously won second place in the Alabama State Chapter of NATS during the Student Adjudications, held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Cleghorn is currently studying voice with Evan Jones, director of vocal studies for the UNA Department of Music and Theatre. A native of Arley, Cleghorn is a 2007 graduate of Meek High School. While at UNA, he has performed in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "From Broadway With Love" with the Zodiac Players. He also appeared in the role of The Vain Man in the UNA production of "The Little Prince." Cleghorn is a member of the Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, University Chorale and University Band. For more information on the vocal music program at UNA, visit www.una.edu/music-theatre/.

PHOTO AVAILABLE: For a photo of Cleghorn, contact the UNA Office of University Communications at 256-765-4225 or jlwoods1@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/