Once again, I could not have asked for a better summer thanks to the support of the Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council. PRCAC’s summer arts scholarship program enabled me to go to an amazing arts camp for the second summer in a row. It’s called Interlochen. I stayed in a cabin for 6 weeks in Michigan and made some inseparable bonds during that time. I feel so lucky to have been given this spectacular chance to do what I love to do all summer long, which is sing, act and perform.
Since the start of the summer, my voice has improved dramatically. I learned some techniques I would not be able to learn otherwise. I also got a chance to do a Master Class with a world-renowned opera singer, Nathan Gunn, and his wife, Julie Gunn. It was an honor to meet these two lovely performers and hear their advice for my fellow classmates and me. Although I have a wonderful private voice teacher at home, I got to work with a new and interesting instructor at Interlochen and gain new perspective.
In addition to my vocal studies, I would not have been able to do the activities at camp that I did like swimming in Lake Michigan, participating in messy games at a fun festival called, “Mestival”, dancing in the rain with my friends and so much more. This whole experience will give me an edge since I have already had a taste of what college might be like and living on my own.
I left camp with so many unforgettable memories and am honored to thank the Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council for giving me this chance to go to camp.