For the second year in a row, Isabella has won first place in

Darlington Arts Center’s Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship.

Congratulations Isabella!

The Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fund
Through the generosity of our friend and late benefactor Sally Paxson Davis, Darlington will provide a vocal scholarship to a deserving young singer. Sally Davis, imbued with a love of vocal music from her mother and grandmother, had led the board of the Academy of Vocal Arts, a tuition-free opera training school in Philadelphia, since 2001.  (Darlington Arts Center Website)

Isabella Jayme, 2009 Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to Isabella Jayme for winning this year’s Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship.  Isabella is a student of voice coach, Stephanie O’Dea at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA.  Isabella’s song choices were Handel’s Bel Piacere and Goodnight My Someone from Music Man.  Accompanying Isabella on piano was Dawn Stevens.

Annual Sally Paxson Davis scholarship auditions are held at Darlington Arts Center every fall and is open to voice students ages 14-20 in the Delaware Valley region.  The scholarship covers voice lessons at the center for the Spring 2010 semester.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Adele Warden Paxson, Sally was currently serving as chairman of the board of  The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Founded in 1934 by Sally’s grandmother, Helen Corning Warden, The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) has become known as the world’s premier full-scholarship opera training program. (excerpt taken from AVA website)

Congratulations and thank you to Stephanie, Isabella and Dawn.