PHOENIX, March 18, 2008 — On March 19th pop artist Kate Voegele will kick off her first nation-wide tour in Pamona, CA - with a twist. As passionate about her education as she is her music, she will be touring and going to University of Phoenix at the same time.

For Voegele, who has written many of the songs on her debut album Don't Look Away, education is a crucial way to discover what your passions are. "Learning is a way of exposing yourself to new things and it has helped me discover different interests and passions," noted Voegele.

Voegele will start University of Phoenix's Online program the day before her tour begins (March 18). "My schedule is busy and fluid. University of Phoenix gives me the chance to finish my degree, completing courses and homework at times that are convenient for me. That means I can go on tour without having to put my education on hold."�

University of Phoenix provides students, like Voegele, with a host of traditional support services - virtually. "Even though I will be studying on my tour bus, I will still have access to online support services, online simulations, web-based tutorials and other interactive tools, just like I was in a traditional classroom," said Voegele.

During her tour and throughout her degree, Voegele plans to blog about her experiences in school and on her life via a special My Space page, Kate Voegele 101. Fans will be able to not only find out about her music, but follow her progress in school, course-by-course, as she completes her undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Singer-songwriter Kate Voegele has been recognized as a rising star. She signed with MySpace Records in October 2006, put out her debut album Don't Look Away in May 2007, immediately hit the road and has been touring ever since. Her extensive touring punctuated by multiple appearances on the CW's hit TV show "One Tree Hill" catapulted her to No. 27 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. That excitement compelled Interscope Records, MySpace Records' partner, to upstream Kate and put the full force of the storied record company behind her.

On March 19, Kate will launch her spring 2008 tour. While on the road, she'll also be in school utilizing the flexibility offered by University of Phoenix. MySpace will chronicle Kate's spring music tour on through video webisodes as she strives to balance her musical career with her education at University of Phoenix. MySpacers will have front row and "behind-the-scenes" access to Kate's personal and musical growth through exclusive webisodes, video journals, bulletins and Ask Kate forums through this online community page:

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


Alanna Vitucci
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