NAME: ALEXIS
INSTRUMENT AT DQ: Voice
COLLEGE: Mount Holyoke College
COLLEGE MAJOR: Film Studies

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I think the thrill of performing in front of an audience has helped develop my confidence. In college, there is a fair amount of public speaking done, as well as paper writing. Paper writing is similar to a musical performance—you are putting a craft (writing) on display.Though I regret not singing more in college, I feel that my music training gave me the stepping stone to realize what I want to do in the future. I am currently interning with a music supervisor, assisting on licensing recorded music for film mediums—this way I am able to combine my love of music and film. I do not think I fully appreciated the required music theory component of the High School Certificate Program at Diller-Quaile. Looking back, this mandatory portion gave me the additional skill of sight-reading, which I use frequently in my college voice lessons.

Trevor Tamashiro