Duo SOU Heads to New York’s Carnegie Hall

Beatriz Abella, left, and Mandee Light are Duo SOU. In December they will head to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform. Photo by SOU student Michaela Brynn.

Ashland, Ore. — It’s not every day an undergraduate music major has the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall—twice.

It hasn’t really sunk in for her, but that’s exactly what Southern Oregon University music student Beatriz Abella, 21, will do before she graduates.

“I still can’t believe it,” she said, shaking her head in amazement. Her first trip to Carnegie Hall was in April, when she sang during the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition’s Winners Recital after receiving the Grand Winner prize. Continue reading