Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SCPA Singer Wins National Honor

Victoria Matthews with her 2010 Craig Noel Award.
Victoria Matthews from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is a 2012 YoungArts Merit Award Winner in Voice from the YoungArts Program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She receives $100 from the program, which identifies emerging artists and assists themat critical junctures in their educational and professional development.

“Victoria Matthews is most deserving of the Merit Award which acknowledges Victoria’s work ethic, determination, talent and intellectual pursuits," said Mitzi Yates Lizarraga, Principal of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. "I am equally proud of our young dancers who push themselves athletically in the beautiful art form of dance.”

Victoria also received the 2011 Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Young Performer from the San Diego Critics Circle. She was honored for her performance of Little Inez in Hairspray, produced by the San Diego Repertory Theatre in partnership with SCPA. The school counts five Tony Award-winners among its alumni along with countless others who are working professionally in the artistic arena.

One of 271 YoungArts 2012 Merit Award Winners,Victoria was selected in a blind adjudication process of applicants from around the nation. She is eligible to participate in regional competitions in New York and Miami.
For more information aboutYoungArts, visit www.youngarts.org. For more information on the school, visit its website at www.sandi.net/scpa