Music Alumna Wins Coveted Vocal Award

We've just learned that Cheryl Porter, alumna of the NIU School of Music, has won the coveted Lucio Battisti Music Award in Nardo, Italy. Cheryl is the first African-American to win this award.

Lucio Battisti was a renowned and beloved Italian singer and composer who passed away in 1998 at the age of 55. He worked with numerous noted music artists, record producers and record labels during the course of his career, and this award is in honor of his contributions to the musical life of Italy.

Here's a video clip of Cheryl singing:

Congratulations, Cheryl!

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