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NBC’s The Voice Alum Kat Perkins Introduces Foundation Offering Music Scholarships & Inspiration

Kat Perkins

Kat Perkins, nationally recognized singer/songwriter and speaker, recently announced a new foundation benefiting aspiring musicians called The Rising Star Foundation. Perkins’ career has taken her around the world, from the stage, in productions like “Tony & Tina’s Wedding”, “Beehive”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, to features in Rolling Stone, and after recovering from what was thought to be a career ending emergency vocal surgery, a finalist on NBC’s highly rated singing competition show, The Voice.

The Rising Star Foundation provides vocal training and professional resources specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. Experiencing several highs and lows in her own career, Perkins utilizes these experiences to provide an environment in which aspiring musicians will learn techniques to thrive, express themselves, and grow as artists. The foundation is supported by donations and Perkins’ own business endeavors.

One of the elements of the Rising Star Foundation is the annual Badlands Rising Star Camp which takes place in summer in Medora, ND. The 4-day camp includes anything from vocal and performance coaching, music business and marketing workshops, dance and acting classes, a personal photo shoot, nightly breakout performances around the campfire, and other optional activities like hiking, golfing, and swimming. The camp culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime experience where the campers get the opportunity to perform, along-side Kat, in the legendary Burning Hills Amphitheater in front of thousands of people.

“I’m so honored to utilize my experiences, music industry knowledge and passion for music for the Rising Star Foundation,” said Kat. “It’s inspiring for me to give back to the young musicians who are so eager to learn more in hopes of advancing their music careers.”

In addition to music performances, Perkins travels across the country sharing with kids from elementary to high-school her unique message of remaining determined, courageous and following their dreams. She has also translated this message to business leaders as a keynote speaker for prestigious corporations.

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About The Rising Star Foundation 
The Rising Star Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by singer/songwriter and nationally recognized motivational speaker, Kat Perkins. The foundation is dedicated to inspiring musical creativity and empower growth through education, special events and scholarships. For more info: