Two Duke undergraduates made it to the Semifinal Round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions in 2023. Each of these singers placed in the top 14 students in the nation in their categories.
Claire Hardek (First year treble)
Claire studies voice with Professor Elizabeth Linnartz at Duke, where she also participates in Duke Opera Theater and the a cappella group Out of the Blue. Claire is majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Music.
Julia Leeman (Second year treble)
Julia studies voice with Professor Sandra Cotton at Duke, where she also participates in the Duke Chorale and Duke Opera Theater. Julia is majoring in Neuroscience and Music, and is the recipient of a Faculty Scholar Award, the highest honor bestowed by university faculty on undergraduates.