Alyssa Allgood, daughter of Steve Allgood and Nicole Rivera of Forest Park, was awarded the Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
A senior, Alyssa is a double major in music and organizational communication at North Central College. She is a graduate of Westmont High School.
Alyssa won DownBeat Magazine’s 2014 national Student Music Award for best collegiate jazz vocal soloist, widely considered one of the top student music competitions in the world. During her time at North Central, she was a member of the College’s Women’s Chorale and was a lead vocalist in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the top Jazz Combo. Alyssa also writes, arranges and performs with her own band.
Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.