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Casaundra Payne
Sales Associate, Charlotte Russe

Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
Birthday: Jan 30th
Joined: Jun 17th, 2008
About   (request update)
My name is Casaundra Payne and I am a sophomore attending Norfolk State University where I major in Music Media. A 2007 graduate in vocal music from The Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), my life-long passion has been music and singing since the age of four.
As a singer/songwriter, I have been blessed to collaborate and perform with local Pittsburgh artists, sing at concerts and community events, compete in talent shows, serve in various church music ministries and volunteer in numerous choirs. In 2006, I placed as a finalist in the Miss Black Teenage Pageant, auditioned for American Idol - Memphis, won first place for Vocal Performance in the Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt and was also a finalist for the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble. In 2007, I went on to be recognized by CAPA as Outstanding Vocalist.
As a mentor, I have had the opportunity to counsel seven and eight-year-old children for East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) in the summers of 2006 and 2007, an experience that reminds me of the importance of reaching the hearts and minds of young people.
As a dedicated student and artist, I am proud and grateful to have been the recipient of an advanced score on my senior graduation project, as well as the recipient of scholarships from the Roger Humphries Music Scholarship Fund, the Anthony E. Benvin III Memorial Foundation, and the Norfolk State University (NSU) Concert Choir.
It is my intention to continue to pursue academic excellence and creative expression as I grow and learn on this journey towards my dreams; giving thanks to God for all that he has given me.
My Interview Question
How important is music to you?
Current Whereabouts:
I am all about music, singing, writing, creativity, and recording. Im inthe NSU choir and involvd in various church activites. I like to have fun, model and cut up with friends.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
My long term gols are to earn my music degree, sing produce and be whereGod wants. I have bi goals, dreams and aspirations.
Education   (request update)
Norfolk State University class of 2011
Undergrad Major: Music
Claim To Fame:
My music
Most Memorable Moment:
High School: The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and PerformingArts in Pittsburgh, PA class of 2007
Activities & Accomplishments:
Advanced Senior Project Score, Omega Psi Phi Talent Show Winner, 2007 Outstanding Vocalist for CAPA... many others
Best Memories:
Singing every day
I currently work with Charlotte Russe as Sales Associate
I have 4 years of experience working in the Arts, Entertainment, and Media industry.
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