Rebecca Gardner, voice
South Burlington High
VT Youth Chorus – 3 years
What advice would you give to younger music students as they strive to build their skills?
The first thing I would tell younger music students is don’t be afraid to make a mistake, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. When I was younger I would hold back because these were fears of mine.
What has been your most inspiring or memorable musical experience?
My most inspiring/memorable musical experience happened when I was a sophomore. My choir was performing in St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City, and my choir teacher let me do one of my solos. The sound was phenomenal and breathtaking.
What is your favorite VYOA memory?
My favorite VYOA memory is probably when we went to Free Cone day during our school tours.
Apart from choral music, what other kind of music do you love?
You’d be surprised, but I’m very fond of classic rock, rap, and musical theater.
What do you plan to study in college?
I plan to study Classical Voice Performance next year!