Monica Pabelonio is a jazz vocalist that hails from Chicago, Illinois. This upcoming February, she will be competing against five other finalists in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition. In 2015, she was a winner of a DownBeat Student Music Award in the Vocal Jazz Soloist category. She has performed with artists such as Dianne Schurr, Peter Eldridge, Kate McGarry, and Deborah Brown. She recently completed her Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and is pursuing her Master's in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory.