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Following My Passion – Tower PR Guest Blog

by Ana Vargis, University of Texas, Tower PR

When I think of the arts and arts education, I immediately link it to passion. In my experience, passion has been the very thing the arts shown me and I believe has been the reason of why I am at this stage in my life; a senior at the University of Texas ready to graduate and follow my passion as my career, music.

I remember with clarity my first encounter with passion at the tender age of 10. I was in the fourth grade and during music class I was asked to sing in front of the whole entire class. So I did it. Little did I know that, after my little act, I would be asked to join the school choir. And so it began, after my first choir practice I fell in love with music. I started singing, then I started to learn how to play the piano, and before I knew it I was rehearsing for my first solo during our biggest concert.  I was hooked on music. Two years later, choir was cancelled and I had to move to a different town once again. But that didn’t stop me; new town meant new music challenge.

Upon my arrival in the new town, I started piano lessons. I needed my passion for music to be alive. Later on, I challenged myself and joined Mariachi class and learned how play guitar. Now that I am in college and ready to graduate, I have my fourth grade choir teacher to thank for introducing me to my passion, music.

While I know I am not going to be up on a stage signing, I know that I will be working in the music industry helping musicians who have great talent be known; I figured that, if I can’t make great music, at least I can promote it. Therefore, fulfilling my passion.

The arts have shown me my passion for music, what have the arts showed you?

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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