Samantha received second prize in the 2017 JTVA Competition in Oakland, CA.
On April 29th Samantha performed in the finals of the Dallas Opera Guild competition and was awarded First Prize.
Samantha was named a winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In its 10th and final year, the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has named its awardees.
This summer Samantha will be an artist at the Merola Opera Program for it's 60th Anniversary Season and will sing the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola.
Samantha was awarded first prize in the Scholarship Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition.