MM Music Education, University of Northern Iowa
Hometown: Galena, Illinois
Why are you majoring in what you're majoring in? I wanted to be a music educator because my directors and teachers had such a positive impact on me that I wanted to share that experience through the love and joy of making music.
Life mantra or words to live by: "Hold on to Morning"
An interesting place you've lived: Lived in North Carolina
Favorite breakfast item: Homemade ham, egg, and cheese sandwich!
Favorite book: The Veritas Conflict
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Austrailia
Favorite art genre or artist: Finger Painting
Favorite TV series? X-Files
Something that makes you happy: I am happiest when I am making music.
Favorite historical figure: Aaron Copland
Do you sing or play any musical instruments? I sing and play nearly every musical instrument in a band and orchestra.
If you could visit any time in history, when and where would you go? 1920s
Favorite superhero or character: Captain America
Favorite time of the year: Summer
Pets: I have two calico cats named Makaio (Michael) and Kaike (Kaitlyn). Fun fact, calicos are girls, which means Makaio has a boy's name. Haha!
Music or music artist you like to listen to: Everything
Favorite dinner item: Stir Fry
Favorite sport or activity you like to do: Basketball/Volleyball
For a superpower, what would you choose? Read Minds
Favorite color or color combination: Red
Do you like getting surprised at haunted houses? Yes
Favorite quote? "Hold on to Morning"
Special hobby you love to do: I am artsy. I like to draw a lot when I have the time.
Dog person or cat person? Cat person
Something about you that most people would be surprised to learn: I am an adrenaline junkie.
Why did you join the Spectrum Project? I joined by default because I'm the graduate assistant for Spectrum Project. If I wasn't, I would have joined so I can help every child experience music!
Message to all Spectrum Project performers and buddies: I am so excited to be a part of the 2017 Spectrum Project! From the meetings and conversations with Dr. Droe and all the directors/assistant directors, this seems like it is going to be a spectacular year! Keep the ideas flowing, and keep that energy up!