SHU Freshman Finalist in Exclusive Arts Program

News Story: December 21, 2007

Allegra De Vita, a freshman at Sacred Heart University, has been selected to participate in two prestigious singing programs.

Ms. De Vita, of Monroe, Conn., is a finalist for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, a prestigious organization providing scholarships, workshops, and awards to young artists.

Ms. De Vita, a singer in the 4 Heart Harmony and Liturgical Choir at SHU, was one of 150 finalists chosen from a pool of roughly 8,000 young artists who applied in 10 different arts categories. She was one of only five classical singers, ages 17-18, to receive this honor. Ms. De Vita will receive an all-expense paid trip to Florida from January 7-14, 2008, for a week of workshops and lessons culminating in a final concert where artists will compete for cash prizes from $250 to $10,000.

In addition, Ms. De Vita has been selected to participate in the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Voices’ 2008 workshop, which will be held July 14- 30 in Orem, Utah. Dolora Zajick is a Metropolitan Opera singer who has started the workshop to mentor young singers of exceptional talent.