This summer, we are taking some time to catch up with former students from the Rock On! band camp. “Rock On Workshop in the Berkshires is a summer rock music workshop for students and young adults. Our mission is to provide a platform for aspiring musicians to work with professionals in a supportive environment that promotes creativity, collaboration and performance.” We caught up with Sophia Cruz, a vocalist from the camp.
Sophia has just graduated from Perpich Arts High School where her area of study was music. She plans on taking a gap year before attending college.
Here are some questions that we asked Sophia:
What instrument(s) do you play?
I mostly sing, but I also play clarinet, drums, and ukulele.
What year(s) did you attend Rock On?
2013 and 2014.
What was your role at Rock On?
I was a singer.
Are you currently in a band and/or working on any projects?
I am in a band! This year some friends and I created a funky, R&B band called Lola Redd and the Risk.
What parts of camp did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed working with other people, making new friends and putting on a performance.
Did you gain any new knowledge or skill?
I gained confidence and learned how to start harmonizing. I’ve gotten way way better at both since then.
What did you learn from your experience at Rock On?
I learned that sometimes you have to step up to be a leader and sometimes you have to step back and let others lead as well.
What would advice would you give to any new students at Rock On?
Don’t be afraid to approach someone and spark a conversation!! Everyone is kind and willing to meet new killer musicians!!
It was great catching up with Sophia! Stay tuned as we catch up with plenty more alumni from the Rock On summer camp!