Being the Director of Center Stage for the University Program Board has been the most challenging, fun, and rewarding experience of my JMU career so far. I knew when I joined UPB as a freshman that I eventually wanted the … Continue reading
My summers have themes.
Summer of Freshman year’s theme: the pool.
I was a lifeguard for 4 years. Sunshine, swim lessons, whistle twirling, and diving boards filled the days.
Summer of Sophomore year’s theme: the music industry.
That summer I worked as a Booking Agent intern at Live Nation in DC. I spent the summer running around Nissan Pavilion learning the ins and outs of promoting and producing shows at Northern VA’s largest venue, which is relevant because of my minor and what I ultimately would like to do in life.
Summer of Junior year’s theme: español
I’m pursuing a minor in Spanish (as well as Music Industry), and for the past 6 weeks my home was Salamanca, Spain. Each weekend had a different destination: Portugal, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, Sevilla, Cordoba, Grenada, and Mediva. Nothing I have done thus far has compared to that experience. Living and studying independently with my JMU companions brought me to levels of understanding about other cultures and languages and their different dialects. This summer opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I can’t wait to see what else life has to show me.
Upcoming this year I will back to Center Stage for my 4th and final year. With the help of my stellar committee, we will spend the next year planning concerts that will excite the student body. Currently we are submitting offers to artists we want to entertain our stage in the Convocation Center and Wilson Auditorium…get excited- this year is going to be great!