DePaul University: School of Music Student TestimonialPosted April 14, 2020, 1:27 pm by
Georgiana Adams, Alumna
DePaul University: School of Music
I first discovered my love for music and performing when I was quite young, I used to perform impromptu performances in my backyard with my sister and my neighbors growing up, and that was where I first really found my passion for performing, I soon began to seek opportunities to sing and perform in choirs, musicals, and plays in school and community theater.
My favorite thing about performing is bringing the message of whatever work I am doing to life. Embodying the character of my piece is the most exhilarating thing. Being able to look deep into the character and their purpose in the story is one of my absolute favorite parts about performing, and then bringing that character to life for an audience is just the best feeling. One of the hardest things for me about performing is being vulnerable without tarnishing the integrity of the performance or the character.
Many times, performers and actors tend to touch on personal events and feelings that we have experienced ourselves - which is really helpful with creating an authentic performance. But creating that perfect balance between yourself and the character is something I struggle with at times. I love this work that I get to put into my character, although I struggle with certain aspects at times, it is so rewarding in the final performance being able to embody your character and tell this story to your audience.
I chose to attend DePaul University for a number of reasons. When I was first looking for colleges, I knew I wanted to be located in a city but still didn’t want to lose the feel of a traditional college campus; DePaul was the perfect mix for me. Everyone I had reached out to for help with auditions and information were extremely kind and helpful - something that I truly appreciated when looking at schools.
The community and sense of comradery is my absolute favorite aspect about DePaul and for sure one of the biggest reasons I chose this university. The staff and faculty here at the School of Music want nothing but for their students to succeed. They encourage a supportive and friendly community between students and colleagues, which can be hard to find in this business, but DePaul makes it one of their top priorities. Along with the sense of community, I was very intrigued by the abundant performance opportunities and learning experiences offered by DePaul.
In ten years or so, I hope to be able to make a living out of performing and be able to travel the world doing what I love - singing. I know that DePaul has the connections, resources, and opportunities to help get me to where I would like to be and help support me in achieving my goals and dreams. I am so glad that I chose to attend DePaul’s School of Music, and am extremely grateful for all of the opportunities I have been given, connections I have made, and friends I have gained here at this amazing university.