What advice would you give current Awty students interested in pursuing a career in your field?
If your heart is set on music, pursue it because it’s who you are and what you love! For me, playing music is like breathing. It’s easy to feel discouraged because it’s not a highly paid lifestyle. There are different paths to choose such as performing, education, production, sound engineering, management, marketing, promoting, event planning, administration, booking, A&R representation, publishing, songwriting, conducting, film scoring, journalism, music therapy and music tech. It’s also okay to have an additional job in something completely different! Having many interests will attract you to new experiences, people and opportunities.
What is something people may not know about you?
I’m passionate about cooking, fitness, video production and travel!
Anything else you would like to share?
Please let my teachers know that I still think of them! Hi to Mrs. Castleberry, Ms. Timms, Coach Swisher, Mr. Shepler, Mr. Chesterton, Ms. Sam, Ms. Gharibeh & Ms. Nocca.
I still share a special bond with my Awty friends! Shout out to Aileen, Daniel, Victoria, Esmeralda, Mara, Betsy & Deborah.