Shorter University's Bowers selected as finalist for National Orpheus Voice Competition
March 10, 2011 - Newnan native Cody Bowers, a sophomore vocal performance major at Shorter University, was selected as one of 10 finalists in the National Orpheus Voice Competition in the student category. He was one of hundreds of applicants.
Orpheus is a national voice competition hosted every spring at Middle Tennessee State University in Murphreesboro, Tenn. Bowers was one of the 45 semi-finalists selected in the student category, which included students up to age 24. After the first round of the competition, he was selected as one of the 10 finalists. “Cody was the only finalist selected who is not currently in or just past his graduate studies,” said Chuck Chandler, assistant professor of voice at Shorter who teaches Bowers. “To earn a position as a national finalist as a sophomore is quite an honor and accomplishment.”
Bowers was also selected as one of four finalists in the William and Mary Ann Knight Competition held at Shorter Monday, March 7.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian University committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The University offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Leadership and the Master of Accountancy. Online courses and degree programs are also available. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.