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Manhattanville Alumna Gains Prominence in the Music Industry

Victoria Perisco Victoria Persico '11 recently enjoyed watching three of her original songs on the premiere of the new reality show "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami" on the E-Network. This is but a small representation of the successes Persico has earned in the music industry since graduating from Manhattanville College.

"When I graduated, I promised myself that I would be dedicated to writing and recording as much music as possible to truly give this a shot," the Music Management major said.

Persico's dedication has led her to a myriad of accomplishments. She has a commercially released single featuring Nick Brown of MTV Real World, performs all over the country as a singer/songwriter, owns her own music publishing company "Victoria Persico Music," and recently signed licensing deals for her compositions to be broadcasted on reality shows in the coming year. She also has affiliations with the performing rights organization SESAC, which is associated with great musician such as Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond.

She recently signed two music-licensing deals with Viacom and Bunim Murray for her songs to be aired on upcoming reality shows in 2013. The list of her accomplishments goes on.

Persico was an active student while at Manhattanville and completed various internships, one of which was with SESAC, the organization that first signed her as a songwriter affiliate. She credits her time at Manhattanville for enhancing her musical talents and aiding in her success.

"Every single person in the music department was a huge influence and help to me," said Persico. "I feel so honored to have been able to learn from all of them, and to gain the experience and knowledge that I now utilize today as I pursue my career."

She will soon be working on her first solo album and hopes to release her first single within the next few months.

"My goal is to one day get signed by a label and hopefully have not only my own songs hit the airwaves, but also the songs I write for other artists as well," Persico said.