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My passion is music and I have come to learn that there are so many aspects to music of which I was not even aware.
I recently graduated from George Mason University with my BA as a Vocal Major in Music. When I entered college, I knew I wanted to write songs, sing and perform. I will always want that and will continue to do just that. As a matter of fact, I have actually written 10 songs over the last year even though much of my time was taken up with studies and Internships. I will be travelling to Nashville, TN in the next few months to record some of those songs. I have to say, I love each and every one of them. Writing these songs was a journey to discover my "style" and learn to perform as something other than an Opera singer. Don't get me wrong. The Opera singing helped with the technical aspect of singing and it is something I had to do for my degree and will be forever grateful that I did. However, as you all know from listening to my current releases, opera is not me. I have learned what a difficult transition it is to come out of that shell into one of my own.
That being said, I have also discovered how much music has helped me overcome my hurt and anger from the bullying I endured during my high school years. Most of the songs I have written so far are songs that I used to deal with that pain. It's so wonderful when people tell me how my music helps them with painful and personal situations. My heart is filled with such happiness.
I am now in the second semester of my Master's Degree at Shenandoah University - Performing Arts Leadership & Management. It is my life's goal to find a way to bring music to people who are quietly suffering from some of life's hard knocks. I want to help individuals, most particularly young people, understand that music is a way of expressing yourself and finding the real you within you. Whether it is a song you wrote or one you sing because you relate to it. Music brings comfort, strength and self-esteem. I hope young people can learn that no one can tell you who you are. That's God's gift to you. Don't follow because you are afraid. Lead because you are strong. Believe in yourself and make the good choices to get the great consequences you deserve. Don't let anyone bully you into being someone you aren't.
I hope to work with young people that can't monetarily afford to find music on their own. I am also working towards helping our Veterans that have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy and sadly sometimes take for granted. They are true Heroes. My studies for my MS in Performing Arts Leadership & Management is meant to do just that.
We only get one shot at this gift of life we have been given. It breaks my heart to think that someone is trapped in a world they don't deserve and I hope to make a difference wherever I can.
"Peace Out" for now...
The street beats of VA is where I currently live and perform. I am following my dream on my journey to creating music that touches your heart. Although I am a busy college student at George Mason University in their School of Music, I always find time to write my own lyrics and music. I love collaborating with other artists and experimenting with different genres of music.
I find inspiration for all of my music in everyday situations and places deep within my heart. I try to make my music represent something that everyone can relate to.
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Take a look at my second music video. Very proud of my song and now my new music interest. Hope you like it!