King High Grad Sings at White House
Betsey Giammattei, who graduated from King in 2012, performed with Uptown Vocal, a mixed a cappella ensemble at Columbia University.
Betsey Giammattei, the Temple Terrace resident who created a music video for her original song, “Papercut Houses & Trees,” performed at the White House in December.
Giammattei, a 2012 graduate of King High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, is now a freshman at Barnard College in New York City. Barnard is Columbia University’s liberal arts college for women. Giammattei is a member of Columbia’s Uptown Vocal, one of several a cappella groups at the school.
“Uptown Vocal is Columbia’s premier co-ed Jazz/Pop Acapella Group,” the description on Columbia’s a cappella groups webpage reads. “We perform from our repertoir of both Jazz and Pop songs in many on-campus concerts, and also act as representatives of Columbia University when we perform at off-campus private events and concerts at other colleges and universities.”
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The group was invited to the White House during the holiday season to enterain guests.
Giammattei was “thrilled” to be at the White House, according to her mom, Beth Bosserman Curts, who shared the news by posting an Announcement on Temple Terrace Patch.
Thanks, Beth, and congratulations, Betsey!