Once Daniel Iammatteo focused on music, the Cape High senior began cleaning up on awards, most recently winning a $1,000 scholarship from Coastal Concerts.
Iammatteo said he has already accepted a generous scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study music and vocal performance this fall.
After graduation, he will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., in a singing program with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center.
With a resume that boasts at least six awards and classical training in piano, theater, voice and dance, Iammatteto said this experience is the culmination of a lifetime love of music and the arts.
"Well, my mother would probably say I've been singing since I could walk but only with training for two years..." he said. "I want to make sure I thank my vocal teacher and coach, because without them, none of this would be possible."
Iammatteo said he would like to become a professional singer, but for now, his next gig will be as a soloist with the Cape Chorale at the spring performance on Wednesday, May 8.
After that it’s on to graduation for Iammatteo, his summer workshop and finally, the move to Ann Arbor where the tenor soloist said he is excited to begin serious study.
“I think the schedule of waking up and working solely with music will enforce a discipline I don’t have now,” he said. “I’m looking forward to being around people with similar interests.”