Sammara Estrada has been a stand-out musician at Rosie’s House for ten years. As an Advanced Choir and Advanced Vocalist student, her accolades span many prestigious performances and competitions, including multiple Great Performer awards.
What are your upcoming education plans?
“I plan to attend ASU in the fall to study music! I am super excited to start this next chapter in my life!”
How has Rosie’s House helped you reach your goal?
“I was never really confident in myself as a kid. When I was younger, I wanted to be courageous enough to be on stage. Through amazing instructors and opportunities, I learned to believe in myself. They pushed me, encouraging me to step out of the box and look at the world in multicolored glasses.”
What is your favorite memory from Rosie’s House?
“My favorite memory would be of the first time I performed as a soloist in the Christmas concert five years ago. I had never performed by myself in a formal setting and I was terrified. When the lights went down, a spotlight flashed in my eyes and everyone disappeared. All I could hear was the accompanist as she played the introduction. I was shaking, but as soon as I started to sing, I was no longer scared. I poured out everything I had into the performance and felt the goosebumps rise on my skin as felt every emotion penetrate my soul. That was the moment I knew I was in love with performing.”