Performing artist and Arts Scholar, India Carney (2011, NY), will sing at the 2017 Presidential Scholars dinner at The Kennedy Center on June 19 in Washington, DC.

India is a singer, songwriter, arranger and actress on tour as the featured vocal artist at music festivals and symphony orchestra concerts (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, FUSE@PSO). She also produces local performances showcasing original music at venues like The Bitter End in N.Y. and The W Hotel in L.A. She has performed for Conductor Steve Hackman, Producer David Foster, Grammy award-winners such as Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera, artists like Jason Derulo and Mark Ronson, backed Pop Superstar Meghan Trainor on The Ellen Show, and appears on radio, television and commercial media advertisements. India is currently working on her debut EP featuring original songs. India is a 2011 YoungArts winner in Voice & Theatre, 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and is a member of the board of director for the Presidential Scholars Foundation. India is honored to contribute to the first annual Presidential Scholars Honors Awards dinner.

India receives rave reviews from New York Times op-ed columnist, David Brooks, for her “incredible anthemic versions” of Lady Gaga’s dance hits at the 2016 Americans for the Arts awards ceremony in New York City. Celebrity journalist, Star Connor with MStars News, says “Brooklyn native India Carney has a voice of gold!” As a multi-talented singer and actress, India debuted on national television poised among the Top 5 on NBC’s Emmy award-winning series, The Voice Season 8. India is a 2011 YoungArts winner in Theater and Voice. India wowed audiences worldwide and four highly acclaimed celebrity judges with her "passionate vocal restraint and versatile evenness of tone". (Member: SAG-AFTRA, BMI) 

Follow India on social media - Instagram @india_carney and Twitter @indiacarney.