Several of Paradise Valley Community College’s exceptional students recently showcased their talents at the annual Artists of Promise event, which honors students within the Maricopa Community Colleges recognized as a Chancellor Award winner. Categories for the various awards included creative writing, dance performance, dance choreography, fashion design, film/media arts, music competition, instrumental music, vocal music, theatre design, theatre performance, and visual arts. PVCC students recognized were:
- Roxanne Saccketti, Music/Composition
- Alexis Fritz, Visual Art/3D
- Isaac Murray, Theatre/Performance
- Sara Babic-Sternberg, Film Media-Arts
- Judith Lopez, Music/Vocal
- Amanda Goldberg, Music/Vocal
- Erin Cradick, Theatre/Performance
Read about some of our winners here:
Roxanne had a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Arizona when she returned to study music in the MCCCD system. She earned an academic certificate in electronic music from Mesa Community College and two associate degrees in Music - from Paradise Valley Community College and another from Yavapai Community College. Roxanne said she is grateful to all of her professors for preparing her for music technology and music composition, which will result in the completion of a master’s in music, music technology from Southern Utah University in August and continued studies online toward a bachelor’s in music composition for film, television and video games.
Judith is in her first year studying musical theatre but has been a PVCC student since 2015 taking classes concurrently while still in high school. She hopes to be cast in many shows during her time at PVCC and has aspirations to move to New York City and be on Broadway.
Erin is in her second year at PVCC, studying theatre. She has embraced the art studying under Andrea Roberson and Karla Frederick and hopes to continue acting as a hobby even after she graduates, collaborating with other artists to create pieces that provoke imagination and discussion.