SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. ? Singers from local high schools gathered Saturday morning at Shepherd University for a classical music vocal competition.
Zack Nelson, 17, a senior at Clear Spring High School, sang two pieces he had been preparing since June for the judges ? Vergin Tutt'amor ? in Italian ? and a German piece.
Zack was awaiting the results of the competition and comments from the judges Saturday afternoon. He started singing along with songs on the radio when he was about 6, and began vocal lessons more than a year ago, he said.
After graduation, Zack wants to attend Westminster Choir College of Rider University in New Jersey, and perhaps one day earn his doctorate and teach music theory, he said.