This post is by Lisa Driscoll, a Junior Vocal Performance and Broadcast Journalism double major. You can read more of her writing on her blog.
The clink of wine glasses and choruses of muffled chatter echoed throughout the Kogod Theatre as audience members mingled. Multi-colored lights revealed a stage bedecked with instruments and a single microphone waited patiently, front and center.
All the clinking and chattering was stifled when Somi began to sing into that microphone, filling the room with the richness of her voice.
As a music major and vocalist, I walked away from the performance feeling inspired to allow experiences to be more of the lifeline for the music I perform.