Q and A with Daniel Rodriguez – All State Vocal Music Education Scholarship

Peyton Adams, Reporter

What scholarship did you receive?

“I got one of the student scholarships and its the All State Vocal Music Education Scholarship.”

What school are you planning on attending and what for?

“I’m going to Wichita State University with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education.”

What has made you stay in choir for so long?

“Honestly it was the only thing that I’m really good at, choir stuck with me so I stuck with it.”

How long have you been in choir classes?

I started choir my first semester of eighth grade but then I dropped it. I decided to give it a second chance because I heard about Mrs. Davidson and I wanted to see what she was really like. Mrs. Davidson was like everyone said and more. She was my biggest role model and still is to this day. She got me through the hardest parts of my life and I could never thank her enough.”

Who or what has inspired you the most to get you to where you are today?

I don’t really think I have an inspiration, I just want to be better everyday. I just want what’s best for me and I really think music will get me to that place.”

How did you feel when you received the scholarship?

“I felt really relieved. Mrs. Davidson made me apply and I didn’t really want to, but she knew what I was capable of and when I received it I was really happy that all my hard work payed off.”

How did you get the news about the scholarship?

“They announced it before the all state choir performed in front of the audience, The KMEA Vice President, Mark Gard, announced it.”

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