In February, Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, instructor of music at Fort Hays State University, was selected as a Young Leader's Award Winner.
The award was given by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the NATS Foundation. As a winner, Perniciaro received funding to attend the national conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing as they celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Perniciaro plans to attend the conference from June 27 to July 1 in Nashville, Tenn., which includes workshops, speakers, demonstrations, presentations and recitals. Special events include appearances by world-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, who will be featured in concert and master class, and baritone Sherrill Milnes as the keynote speaker and guest clinician.