Written by Eva Thorpe Tuesday, 06 July 2010 13:47
Monica Thorpe, a 2008 honors graduate of Wakulla High School has been selected for a two-week Jr. Counselor Internship with Muzak’s Noise! 2010 program to be held in Nashville from July 17th through 28th. Muzak is partnering with prestigious Belmont University located in the hub of Music City USA, to host this year’s program. Noise! is Muzak’s unique and innovative signature program that provides teens with a passion for music the opportunity to become immersed in every aspect of the music industry. Noise! Jr. Counselors assist the Muzak staff with the teen participants during the two week program in receiving first-hand insight and training about the music industry from a wide range of professionals, role models, including, artist managers, record label producers, music critics, audio architects, songwriters, and other industry insiders. The training, essential music and business skills taught to the participants are intended to help the teens take their careers to the next level. Noise! Jr. Counselors are selected based on demonstrated achievements in the music field, good character and background, and recommendations from music instructors-mentors and community leaders. Monica is a 2006 Muzak - Noise! Alumni. At age 16, she was selected by Muzak to attend the two-week summer session held in Los Angeles while based at Occidental College.
Monica began performing at age 13. She has contributed her vocal and musical talents to many local fund raising events, has performed in many regional events and popular venues such as the North Florida Fair, Sopchoppy Opry, Turner Auditorium at TCC, Floyd’s Music Store and The Warehouse in Tallahassee.
Monica is the recipient of numerous music and academic scholarships for her achievements. She has completed four years of private vocal instruction at the Michelle Snow School of Music and is self-taught on the acoustic and bass guitars. In the fall, she will be starting her second year at Tallahassee Community College and is working towards an Associate of Arts degree and plans to transfer to a university to obtain a bachelors degree in music performance.
Upon returning from Nashville, she will headline the end of summer activities at the Wakulla County Public Library on August 5, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
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