Give a little general information about yourself: How did you become interested in music? How old were you when you began making music? What made you decide to major in music?
I started playing music in fourth grade because we had to take an elective, but I had always been interested in percussion since it was so diverse and you never truly stop learning about the instruments you play. It wasn't until my senior year while attending Topsail High School that I decided that I wanted to be a music education major. I was a co-drum major of the THS marching band and also got to help conduct and run rehearsal before our MPA/Festival performance. That experience really gave me a view into what it's like to be a band director, and I have been working towards that goal ever since!
What kind of career do you hope to have?
I hope to work as an elementary general music teacher and to further my education by getting a master’s degree in special needs education.
What is your favorite thing about UNC Charlotte, the College of Arts + Architecture, or the music department?
My favorite thing about UNC Charlotte's COA+A is definitely the professors. Within the music education department, especially, we have some of the most dedicated, eager, and supportive professors I have ever had in my schooling career. They all strive for you to succeed as well as better yourself.
Do you participate in any community cultural activities or work in the Charlotte arts community? If so, please describe.
I work for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as their Education Intern. I help with organizing Musical Petting Zoos, teach and run music classes for local schools and churches, as well as help with small ensemble programs through the CSO.
When you are not in class, studying, working or practicing/rehearsing, what do you like to do for fun?
I really enjoy going to hockey games and concerts with friends as well as traveling as much as possible!