Follow our Apprentices as they take their journey with us this summer! The views of our Apprentices are their own, are based on their own experiences and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Dunamis. Check it out!
A quick little intro about me, I am a twenty-year-old aspiring musician and advocate from Boston, MA. My pronouns are he/him/his and I currently go to Emerson College for communications, media and music history/culture. I am excited to be a part of a program like Dunamis because it gives artists like me a safe space and a helping hand guiding me in an industry that is predominantly run by white people.
During week three, I felt like a lot of the work that we put in became crunch time. We started to work with our ideas to make them become reality. For instance on Monday, Jasmine (AMA Coordinator), the other AMAs and I were working on finalizing the structure for each of our YAMS events and make sure they were powerful and inspiring enough for other fellow artists to engage with. We came up with such great ideas and we are excited to share what we have created with the community.
Another example is when I brought up the fact that I have not demonstrated enough of my art and my musical abilities for the world. I had always pondered the idea of singing covers before releasing my own personal content, so Jasmine challenged me to post a video of me singing a cover on my social media by July 25th, and was given a set of requirements such as rehearsing 3-4 hours a week, and creating a playlist of songs that I would want to sing. I'm the type of person who likes a challenge and I like to follow through with my word, so the moment I accepted the challenge I was on it. I rehearsed and rehearsed and ended up recording a cover to Only 1 by Ariana Grande that was uploaded to my Instagram on Friday!
But other than that, I’ve been working and planning out my passion project really well, and connecting with my site work at Community Music Center of Boston and treating every single day as a learning experience preparing me for my future artistic career.