Shattuck- St. Mary’s Vocal Performance Center of Excellence student Adelina Mukhametzhanova ’26 added another honor to her increasing list of accolades as she recently placed third in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Performance National Competition in Reno, NV.
As the West Central Division champion, Adelina was one of just six finalists, out of thousands of entrants, to make it to the national competition. The MTNA National Conference is the premier music competition in the country. It features events in the categories of brass, piano, piano duet, string, voice, and woodwind.
SSM Vocal Performance Program director Peter Schleif lauded his pupil. “Adelina’s third place finish at the MTNA National Competition is truly remarkable,” said Schleif. “Thousands of student musicians enter this competition at the state level, so by the time you get to nationals, the cream has truly risen to the top. I believe that Adelina’s hard work and incredible attitude are what will help her continue to succeed. She embodies the SSM Vision of being committed to excellence, integrity, and innovation.”
Adelina’s third place performance is just the latest in a whole slew of honors and awards for the young artist. Apart from her regional MTNA victory, she also won the Minnesota NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) vocal competition this fall.