NEXT STAGE Campaign Update
We are making progress toward our Campaign Matching Challenge of $60,000 to begin construction on MSA’s own in-house black box theater. Thanks to many of you, as of Monday, June 6, we have raised $25,268, or 42% toward our goal!
This week, we share the story of another of MSA’s Student Ambassadors.
18 years old I Dance, Music Theater and Theater
“MSA has completely changed my life. What the faculty has given me throughout these past two years is unbelievable. MSA is my home always and forever…no matter where I go or end up, I know I’ll always have a family to turn to.”
When he’s not at MSA, you can catch Jeremiah watching Netflix and lip-syncing to Broadway cast albums. Jeremiah says that through his art, he is able to wake up in the morning every day and have fun doing what he loves most. Performing. Having started strictly acting his freshman year of high school, Jeremiah quickly gained traction singing and dancing under the guidance of MSA.
Jeremiah has always possessed a certain exuberance that often exhibited as a short attention span and a tendency for social outburst in class. It wasn’t until MSA exposed him to the disciplined environment of a ballet class or show rehearsal that he learned how to channel his energy. The immersive arts education at MSA has provided Jeremiah with the opportunity to explore and evolve as an artist. It has taught him how to be vulnerable onstage, how to express the things that most people leave behind closed doors. This is a powerful gift that he hopes to continue sharing with others.
Jeremiah admits that before coming to MSA, he didn’t even know how to make a salad. Today, not only is he able to make “a mean” grilled chicken salad with homemade dressing, but he feels ready to face college and life. Jeremiah will be attending Ithaca College this fall, majoring in acting.
How has MSA impacted you?
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