Immaculata University Senior Carina Cavoto of Norristown Designated a “Presser Scholar”
Norristown, PA resident and Immaculata University student, Carina Cavoto ´08, was recently informed that she is the 2006-2007 recipient of the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, a grant of $4,500 given to an outstanding music major entering his/her senior year.
The grant, awarded for one year, is presented to a music student identified by the music faculty of the selected university on the foundation of excellence and merit. According to the Presser Foundation, only institutions with recognized quality music programs are considered for Presser Undergraduate Scholar Awards.
Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music with Elementary Certification, Carina´s love of music is enhanced by her regular performances in concerts, including Immaculata´s Music Department recitals, the SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education) Honors Conference, and at Viewpoint Arts and Events House in Lederach, PA. In addition, she has been a member of the Immaculata University Chorale as well as the Piano Ensemble and the Madrigal Singers. She was chosen as a winner in the Annual Concerto and Aria Competition at Immaculata. As an officer in the Music Education Club, she initiated the annual Dessert Theater to bring music to the general student population. She also volunteers with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony to assist with concert performances. She holds a 4.0 GPA and continuously attains Dean´s List status. As a member of the College of Undergraduate Studies Honor Society, she also is a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national honor society, and was recently inducted into the Delta Psi chapter of the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.
"The Music Department is proud to select Carina Cavoto for the prestigious Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award and feels that Carina represents the merits that this scholarship symbolizes," comments Dr. Victor Vallo, chair of Immaculata University´s Music Department.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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