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Category: Arts Program Testimonials

Posted July 10, 2019, 10:19 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Keegan Brush

Keegan Brush studied music at The Catholic University of America. How did you discover your passion for music education and choral studies? Growing up, I have always been involved with music in and outside of school, but my passion for music education and choral studies began in high school. I knew I wanted to go into education because I enjoyed tutoring my fellow classmates, but was conflicted about what I wanted to teach. My favorite subjects were math and music but I was much more passionate about music. When I approached my high school choral director about going into music ...

Posted July 10, 2019, 10:13 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Art Breny Recinos Argueta

Breny Recinos Argueta studied art at The Catholic University of America. How did you discover your passion for art? I discovered my passion when I took my first digital art class with Professor Monaghan. Things just clicked for me. I knew I was in the right place when I was having fun and doing work on my own time just to learn more. What’s your favorite part about creating? My favorite part about creating is seeing the final project. After spending so many hours working on a project, it is really rewarding to see the results and everything you have ...

Posted July 8, 2019, 6:57 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Rachael Dobosz

Rachael Dobosz studied music at DePaul University's School of Music. Why did you pick this particular college? When I began looking at colleges towards the end of my time in high school I knew I wanted to pursue a performance career in a city with a great music culture, as well as have the opportunity to take liberal arts courses. I was interested in the DePaul School of Music when I learned about the programs within the music school that focused on all aspects of the music industry and the opportunity to explore other courses and subjects to contribute to ...

Posted July 8, 2019, 6:48 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Theatre John Cavaseno

John Cavaseno studied music theatre at State University of New York. How did you discover your passion for music and your instrument? My high school English teacher once told me, “You are so quiet in class but when you’re on stage you light up!” I am lucky that I found my passion pretty early in life and I’ve continued to pursue it everyday. What's your favorite part about performing? If I had to pick a favorite part about performing, I would say it’s the feeling I get when I first step on stage. Performing for an audience and giving your ...

Posted June 25, 2019, 11:05 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Dance Ane Arrieta

Ane Arrieta studied dance at University of Hartford's The Hartt School. How did you discover your passion for dance? I grew up dancing in a small studio that was connected to a Contemporary Ballet company called Island Moving Company. I was inspired by this company since I was young and I always knew that one day I wanted to be like the dancers in the company. I wanted to perform and share my art as a living. Once I started going to other summer intensives in high school and meeting and learning from other dancers, teachers, and performers in the ...

Posted June 25, 2019, 8:54 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Savannah Schaumburg

Savannah Schaumburg studied music at University of Pugent Sound. How did you discover your passion for music and your instrument? I don't recall one specific moment where I discovered my passion for music, but I believe that several meaningful performances shared with great friends and mentors led to this discovery. Experiencing the joys of playing and collaborating in an ensemble to create something beautiful revealed my passion for music. What's your favorite part about performing? When performing in an ensemble, there are moments when the conductor and the players seem to forget everything that is happening that is not the ...

Posted June 25, 2019, 8:44 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Fine Art Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis studies art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. How did you discover your passion for creating? It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. I remember when I was a kid I was always into comic books. I was always doodling in my sketchbooks and drawing ninjas and superheroes. What is your favorite thing about creating? I feel like I can tell a story or create something widespread that everyone can check out. Why did you choose MCAD? I came in for a tour of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, ...

Posted May 22, 2019, 12:32 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Business Nico Ruggieri

Nico Ruggieri studied music business and entrepreneurship at Berklee College of Music. How did you discover your passion for music? My father was a local band director who shared instruments, CDs, and technology with my sister and I. We danced and sang to old marching band videos, sometimes playing along with instruments. I spent time after school in different ensembles or helping my father with work, which told me I should be pursuing a career in music. Why did you pick Berklee College of Music? Berklee College of Music is like a candy store. I couldn’t find another college that ...

Posted May 22, 2019, 12:25 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Lea Washington

Lea Washington studied music at Berklee College of Music. How did you discover your passion for Music? My first exposure to playing an instrument came from watching my cousin play the piano for our family’s church services. He taught me how to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and I was hooked! I asked my parents to get me an electric guitar on display at our local supermarket. I received the guitar for my 10th birthday and still have it. That was when I realized I couldn’t live without playing as many instruments as I could get my hands on! ...

Posted May 22, 2019, 12:14 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Gabe Gallucci

Gabe Gallucci studied audio at The Blackbird Academy. What has been your favorite part of this college? The education you receive prepares you for every situation that gets thrown at you in the "real-world," and the hands-on nature of it allows you to learn in studios from mentors who make serious records every day. My time at The Blackbird Academy was the perfect foundation for me to solidify my skills so I can deliver the best results for the artists I work with. Attending The Blackbird Academy is something I would recommend to anyone who wants to make audio their ...

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