Each year, Grier’s Vocal Music Department competes in the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) Student Auditions. Last year, Riley F. competed in the Allegheny Mountain Chapter Student Auditions and secured a second place win. Riley competed against local men and women in 9th and 10th grade in the Lower High School Music Theater category, where she gave an 8-10 minute performance featuring the pieces Falling in Love with Love, On Monday, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. This year, as a junior, Riley continues to study music at Grier. She is a member of the Concert Choir, Select Choir, and Grier's Rock Band.
Grier’s Vocal Music Department is preparing to send another group of students to the Allegheny Mountain Chapter Student Auditions on Saturday, November 11. Riley F., Linden M., Mary D., Erzsebet M., Katie S. will travel, accompanied by their voice teachers, to Gettysburg College where they will perform live at the Sunderman Conservatory’s Schmucker Hall.
Grier extends warm congratulations to Riley for her great performance at last year’s competition and wishes Grier well for their upcoming auditions.