The Center for the Performing Arts’ FrontRow program brings high school and college music students to the halls of the Center not only to enjoy the performances, but also to speak directly with touring artists about the life of a professional artist. Young musicians often understand the importance of focus and hard work, regardless of what career path they might take in the future.
Ahead of Christmas, violinist Damien Escobar left some wisdom behind a group of students from the Carmel School of Rock and WHAM, a new non-profit group formed by families at Carmel High School to promote performance opportunities. for student musicians. His advice included:
- “Stay passionate about everything you do. “
- “Realize you don’t know anything. There is always so much to learn… Surround yourself with smart people.
- “I find that if I’m not a little nervous when I go on stage, then I don’t care.”
Before Escobar’s speech, Select Sound by CHS a cappella ensemble (pictured above) had a similar opportunity with the King’s Singers, the acclaimed London band that celebrates Britain’s long tradition of vocal music. After the pep talk and before the evening concert, the students entertained customers in the South Hall of the Palladium.