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Category: Arts Program Testimonials

Posted Sept. 2, 2020, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
LIPA Acting Kathryn Fugazy

Kathryn FugazyClass of 2022Acting Major Why did you choose to attend this college? I had never thought of attending school abroad until I walked into the LIPA audition at the New York City Unifieds. The candour and general vibes of my auditioner and the open conversations I had with the alumni, who was able to fill me in on everything I needed to know, made me feel immediately comfortable. I went from wanting to study near my home in New York to wanting to spread my wings and head to the UK. How did you decide which college and program ...

Posted Aug. 27, 2020, 12:34 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Cory Sapienza

Cory Sapienza Acting Student Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned for both acting and musical theatre programs at over thirty schools, mostly American. It all came down to where I would find the most well rounded and inclusive program. I wanted a conservatory that allowed me to learn as much as I could from as many different acting techniques as possible, and LIPA stood out. I ultimately decided that although I want to pursue musical theatre, LIPA’s Acting degree would give me the acting foundation necessary to stand out. How did you decide which college and ...

Posted Aug. 17, 2020, 5:56 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Hartt School

Rachel Lloyd-Taylor The Hartt School, University of Hartford B.M. '18, M.M. '20 Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned the day before a huge snowstorm in New England, so the day was crazy, and I didn’t feel like I was able to really experience campus. After my acceptance letter came, I decided to shadow a lesson with my future voice teacher, as well as observe a vocal seminar and vocal literature class. I felt so welcomed, not only by the students, but by the professors too! They answered all of my questions, told me all the best ...

Posted April 24, 2020, 2:52 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Terence (TJ) Rumer, Rider University

Terence (TJ) Rumer Rider University: Westminster College of the Arts My time in high school and the beginning of college was spent acting and leading the arts in my small hometown in New Jersey. Some of my favorite memories were when I was a part of a new performance or organization, or when I would mentor younger artists as they were figuring out how they could develop their craft. As my years of performing on the stage and in front of the screen came to a close, I had to sit back and take stock of what aspects of the ...

Posted April 14, 2020, 9:50 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Shannon Ferguson - Syracuse University

Shannon Ferguson Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts I first discovered my passion for art in middle school when I learned how to draw from life, but I always loved to draw and paint growing up. My favorite part of creating my work is being able to share my own narrative and experiences through art that may be different from others. I can do this through a variety of media, including printmaking, painting, book arts, interactive art, and sound art. The hardest part of creating for me is figuring out the best way to convey the message I ...

Posted April 14, 2020, 9:43 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Rebecca Albert - Minneapolis College

Rebecca Albert Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Entrepreneurial Studies Why did you choose to pursue entrepreneurial studies here at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)? I really like the idea of combining business with art. I have both the creative background, but I also think very linearly and when I learned about MCAD’s entrepreneurial studies program I realized that this would be like a really good fit for the way that I think and what I want to go into. What do you enjoy most about this program? I enjoy all of the classes that I'm in ...

Posted April 14, 2020, 9:33 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
MollyKate Cline  Columbus College of Art & Design

MollyKate Cline Columbus College of Art & Design Fashion Design, Class of 2020 Columbus College of Art & Design student MollyKate Cline (Fashion Design, 2020) says she knew she wanted to go into fashion “when I was seven—so pretty much my whole life.” But one big thing stood in the way for Cline, the eldest of three daughters. Her late father, who died when Cline was in elementary school, was set on his children going to school. But they didn’t have the money to do so. “I was in a really tough position,” she acknowledges. “But challenge accepted, I guess.” ...

Posted April 14, 2020, 9:27 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Georgiana Adams DePaul University

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 ...

Posted April 13, 2020, 11:47 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Nina Cherry UMKC Conservatory

Nina Cherry, Sophomore University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music Major: BM Music Theory I discovered my passion for music very early in life. As the daughter of a drummer, I grew up falling asleep on my dad’s lap while he played drum set. I then started taking piano lessons and then cycled through several other instruments. Finally, I realized my underlying love for percussion and decided that I wanted to pursue it seriously. Upon starting college, I realized that, very specifically, the vibraphone was my passion. Performing and creating is liberating for me. While this may sound cliché, ...

Posted April 13, 2020, 11:43 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Jasmine Brown

Jasmine Brown How did you discover your passion for design? I’ve had a passion for design before I even attended pre-school; I had two artistic influences in my life—my parents. My mother saw the beauty in everything, and my father was a musician and florist. Both their lifestyles had a creative influence of how I developed my love for design. What’s your favorite part about creating? While growing as a visionary, I’ve created a passion for capturing the essence of the design experience users want to remember and can relate to. This past year I’ve been able to do that ...

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