The Next Generation of Musicians
Anna Therese George – Green Bay Southwest Choir
Name: Anna Therese George
School: Green Bay Southwest
Area of interest: Choir/Classical Vocal Music
Parents: Valerie George and Matthew George
Anna Therese George, Green Bay Southwest High School (SWHS) graduating senior, said she has been singing pretty much her entire life, but only began participating in music and theater through school when she was in fifth grade.
“The one thing I like the most about choral music is the ability to tell stories; to showcase feelings, emotion, activism, morals and so much more,” she said. “In solo performances, I have performed in Solo & Ensemble music festivals and smaller gigs, but choir is my main deal.”
George said she has attended two state conventions in choir, performed several solos for choral pieces – including the soprano solo in Mozart’s Alleluia at the Southwest – hosted choir festival and even conducted two pieces for the Chamber Choir at Southwest.
“Following SWHS, I am headed to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University for classical vocal performance,” she said.
George said for her, singing means everything.
“Every day, I’m happy when I go to choir, and I’m happy because I sing,” she said.
What six words would you say describe you best? The six words that describe me best are ambitious, determined, emotional, empathetic, creative and bright.
Do you have any hidden talents? I do digital art as a small side-job, including drawing some program covers and other commissions. I also sew/do cosplay.
Where do you hope to one day visit? I really want to visit Italy.
What advice would you have for other students thinking of singing? Sink yourself into all of the avenues of vocal music.
Take choir, take music theory, take private lessons, research programs and network – everything. It will all be good for your own personal development and skills.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Shapeshifting.
Early bird or night owl? Early bird and night owl.
Sometimes I stay up super late, but my circadian rhythm is programmed so wacky that I always, no matter what day it is or how late I stayed up, will wake up early.
Starbucks, Dunkin’ or Scooters? Scooters! One of my good friends works there, and I also work a barista job, so we trade drinks.
I get him his favorite bubble tea, and he makes me a smoothie.
What are you listening to right now? Graceland Too by Phoebe Bridgers.
Have you broken any bones? Just once, my middle finger on my left hand.
What is your favorite class and why? Choir – obvious answer.
Which statement do you agree with – the movie was better than the book or the book is always better than the movie? The book is always better than the movie, enough said.
TV show: Brooklyn 99
Local restaurant: Eat30 Cafe
Pizza topping: Sausage
Guilty pleasure: Playing video games for hours
Marvel character: Iron Man
Candle scent: Sandalwood
Book: A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill