This month we are celebrating our graduating seniors. Here’s our Q&A with Will Turner, who studied trumpet and guitar at AMS, played in our Sound Education outreach bands, and has been working on connecting music and neuroscience.
AMS: What are/were your plans after high school, and how have they changed recently?
WT: My post high school plans involve going to UNCA for biology and neuroscience, and they haven’t changed one bit.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned at AMS that you will carry with you?
I’ve learned so many valuable lessons at AMS, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the importance of hard work. Practice diligently and efficiently, and you will reach your goals, musically or otherwise.
Do you have a favorite memory from your time at AMS?
I have so many fond memories at AMS, all of them involve my guitar teacher Andy John in one way or another.
Will you continue to play and/or study music in this next phase of your life? If so, how?
I will absolutely continue to play music throughout my life. I’m currently working on writing some songs, and I intend to study the connection between music and neuroscience as a career.
Do you aspire to work in the music industry, or be involved in the arts? If so, in what way?
I don’t necessarily intend to work in the music industry per-se, but studying music and neuroscience will of course lend itself to musical connections, that I plan on making the most of.
Go get ’em, Will! And, congrats to all of our graduates!