Academy Student Highlights Week 5


Here are the next 4 (click on their names to read their full bios):


Hometown: Snoqualmie, WA
School: University of Miami
What made you want to pursue a career in music?
When I was a Junior in high school, Jiggs Whigham recommended to me that I should pursue a career in music. This led me to seriously consider it.
Hometown: Bedford Hills, NY
School: University of Miami
Where do you see yourself as an artist in 10 years?
I see myself in Manhattan teaching, playing gigs around the city, possibly in a Broadway pit, or even being in one of the remaining touring big bands.


Hometown: Hartsdale, NY
School: University of Miami
What’s your favorite era of music and why?

Bebop and hard bop from the 40’s to the 60’s hits close to home, but I do not think there is one best era of music in any genre.


Hometown: Lexington, MA
School: University of Miami
If you could play with any musician dead or alive who would it be and why?

Ahhh!! Another tough choice, probably Coltrane. I’d kill to hear his sound and energy in person, and try to understand what gave him the strength to devote himself so completely to the music.

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