We’ve had a few Q&A sessions with our graduating seniors. Ella Judson is a student of Gabrielle Tee’s, and has been a member of our Sound Education outreach program for the past few years. Congrats Ella, and best of luck!
AMS: What are/were your plans after high school, and how have they changed recently?
EJ: I always thought that after high school I would move far away from Asheville hopefully to New York or LA but after getting into UNCA where my mom is a teacher I decided it wouldn’t be too bad to stick around for a few more years. In college, I plan on majoring in either music or psychology and studying abroad in England or South Korea. After that I’m not really sure I know I want to play music as long as possible and maybe even become a music therapist using what helped me to help others.
AMS: What is the most important thing you’ve learned at AMS that you will carry with you?
EJ: The most important thing I’ve learned at AMS that I will take with me is to be more confident in my music and in myself as well, going to AMS has also helped with sticking to things I enjoy even when they are hard or challenging.
AMS: Do you have a favorite memory from your time at AMS? (It could be from lesson/camp/performances/rehearsals)
EJ: My favorite memory from AMS is probably when my outreach ensemble and I performed at the synagog talent show.
AMS: Will you continue to play and/or study music in this next phase of your life? If so, how?
EJ: I will definitely continue playing and learning music throughout college and the rest of my life, currently, I have been uploading covers and original songs on my sound cloud (Ella Judson on Soundcloud) and I will probably continue doing that for a while.
AMS: Do you aspire to work in the music industry, or be involved in the arts? If so, in what way?
EJ: I would love to work in the music industry either as a professional musician, a producer or as a music therapist, really just any way I can keep doing what I love to do.