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Awards and Honors

  • Howard University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Recipient, 2019

    Dr. Valente is honored to receive one of the prestigious HU Summer Faculty Research Fellowships. The award will support the completion of her new musicianship textbook for musical theater students.

  • Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Development/Education Grant Recipient, 2013

    To support the New York City premiere of 15 Minutes of Fame: Liana Valente, soprano and piano
    Vox Novus Composers Voice Concert Series
    Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

  • Sigma Alpha Iota - Recipient Rose of Honor, 2013

  • Music Teachers National Association - Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, 2012

  • FAMA Grant Recipient (Fund for the Advancement of Musical Arts), 2011
    Awarded by the National Federation of Music Clubs

    Awarded to support participation at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII
    Newfoundland, Canada

  • Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Development/Education Grant Recipient, 2011

    Awarded to support participation at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII
    Newfoundland, Canada

  • Guest Speaker and Performer
    Bethune-Cookman 21st Annual Arts & Humanities Advisory Council Seminar, 2011

    Presentation Titles
    The Artistic Collaborative Process: Reaching Out to Your Communities Around the World
    I'm So Sorry I'm Late- a performance of the newly commissioned work by William Vollinger with pianist Dr. Rose Grace

  • Key Note Speaker Sigma Alpha Iota Lambda Province Day Celebration, 2010

    Presentation Titles
    Life Of A Rose
    People-to-People - The Project Supported by YOU

  • United Who's Who of Executives and Professionals - 2005 Inductee

  • Wesleyan College - Honors Professor of the Year, 2003

  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 2001

    Named Outstanding Adjunct Instructor of the Year

  • Selected as Performer at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention, 2000

    Concert Title: Memorial Concert: The Vocal Literature of Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer

  • University of South Carolina - Guest Presenter, Graduate Student Day, 1998

    Topic: Twentieth-Century Opera in the United States, An Overview

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - First Place District Winner, 1997

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing - Second Place South East Region Winner,1997

  • Maryville-Alcoa Concerto/Aria Competition - Winner 1996, 1992

  • Barnum Festival Jenny Lind Competition - Semi-Finalist, 1993

  • Sigma Alpha Iota - Recipient Sword of Honor, 1992

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