Art is a beautiful celebration of life. Since I was a child, the arts have been a passion and outlet allowing for me to express my true self. Unfortunately, I have experienced first hand the dismissive attitude that states that the arts aren’t good enough or just aren’t important. Growing up in a small town, the arts were never cherished but rather cast aside to make room for the sciences or better yet, for sports.

Now, I am an Arts Management major at SUNY Purchase, a place that thrives in the arts. Here, I have experienced the life of an opera major, jazz vocal major and now as a manager. This school hosts so many budding artists that I know can make a change in the world. It gives me hope that art has an eternal life, an ever-changing and inspiring life.