File this story of achievement under the heading “School of Music: Former Tuba Student Turns Into National Award-Winning Singer.”
That’s exactly what happened to Justice Yates ’23.
With instrument in hand and plans to become a band teacher, he arrived at Stetson from Tavares High School, only about 35 miles from the campus. Yates, however, certainly has journeyed far in only two-plus years.
In mid-July, Yates took first prize from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in his category — Lower Classical Tenor Baritone Bass Voice.
Yes, he won as a singer.
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