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Anthony McGill on the Music Advancement Program | Juilliard Snapshot

Anthony McGill on the Music Advancement Program | Juilliard Snapshot


♫♫♫ I grew up in Chicago, on the south side,
and I got lucky enough because I was able to attend to program similar to MAP
that really, kind of, helped inner-city African-American children like myself
and other diverse communities, um, to…to achieve and to give us a good role
models good structure. I think my love and obsession for
music happened gradually but I definitely saw my brother
practicing all the time growing up and I do remember that, um…um one of these big
performers in the city came and gave a speech to us, um, during one of the Saturday, uh,
sessions and talked to us about love of music and what that means and dedication.
And he said if you can see…imagine yourself doing anything else
besides music, go for it, do that. But if you really feel
that you really love music and this is something you want to do with your life
and your passion, do it. Um, and from that moment on (I was probably, you know,
12 or something like that) I…I knew that I love music and I
knew and I wanted to be a part of my life in whatever way. ♫♫♫

1 comment on “Anthony McGill on the Music Advancement Program | Juilliard Snapshot

  1. Im Brazilian.. My name is Abraão. My dream is study at Julliard. I'll fight for this. I wanna do conducting orchestra there.. And seeing someone like me, that is, someone who is also black motivates me! Thanks

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