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June 20, 2013

Campus Club sends student to prestigious summer music program

MILLEDGEVILLE — Baldwin High School rising senior Thomas Stewart IV’s dedication and passion for singing has led him to be accepted into the largest, most comprehensive summer music program in the world through his participation in Campus Club Milledgeville (CCM).

Stewart is among nearly 1,000 participants at all levels of musical abilities from across the country and around the world receiving scholarships to attend the summer program at the world’s most prestigious institution for the study of contemporary music in Boston at the Berklee College School of Music.

“I’ve been singing since I was 10 years old. I really started trying to develop my vocals when I got to the eighth grade in chorus. Ever since, I’m trying to develop and learn different styles and techniques to strengthen my vocals and be a better singer,” said Stewart, who has been a CCM student since last year. “Campus Club has been very supportive and they’re the reason I found out about Berklee and they pushed me to audition last year, which opened up a lot of doors for me. I appreciate the opportunity Campus Club has given me and hopefully help me showcase my talent to the world.”

The Five-Week Summer Performance Program is set to begin July 6 and conclude Aug. 9 at the Berklee College School of Music facility where young musicians of all instruments and styles will play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve their technique during weekly private lessons and enjoy lectures and demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists.

“I was accepted last year, but this will be my first time experiencing the program. I will get to experience real college life, attend workshops on songwriting and performing, and at the end we will have a big concert to show off what we’ve learned over the five weeks. I’m really looking forward to the music and performing,” Stewart said. “I’m also interested in networking because it’s a very diverse program and I would love to keep in contact with the people I will meet. I hope to have gained more knowledge with the theory and music foundation I’ve started to build. I want to go to Berklee to study song-writing and music production after I graduate. Hopefully I’ll be able to audition for a scholarship.”

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