Choosing a career path while in college is difficult, but before 2007 SMC alumna Lindsey Anderson could make that decision she needed to choose between her twin passions, biology and music. Anderson said she began her time at Saint Mary’s College believing she would one day become a neurosurgeon with her biology degree. Instead, she is now a mezzo-soprano opera singer with a Master’s degree in Music (Vocal Performance) from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a bachelor’s degree in music from Saint Mary’s. “I sang for the latter half of my senior year of high school in the choir for fun. I really couldn’t read music, but my parents always played classical music, so it was in my ear, I guess. I always had a healthy appreciation for the classical realm of music,” Anderson said. “I was always a science geek, so that’s what I had planned to do. I had a plan. I think I was in fourth grade when I said I wanted to be a neurosurgeon when I grew up.” Upon arriving at the College, Anderson took the pre-med route, a choice that she said she thoroughly enjoyed at first. Soon after, Anderson said she found herself wanting to be a part of the choir at the College. “I had wanted to try out for the Saint Mary’s choir since I had been in my high school’s choir,” Anderson said. “It ended up being a fit after I auditioned. I credit Dr. Nancy Menk for turning me to music. She encouraged me and told me that I should be a music major. Without her, I don’t think that I’d be an opera singer today. I am so thankful for her.” Anderson tried being a double major between biology and music at first, however, she found it difficult once her interests became more music-centered rather than pre-med, she said. “It did not work. It was because I was trying to balance the two and was giving all of the energy and work to music which told me that was what I wanted to do,” Anderson said. “I just got this opera bug and I would go to Moreau and check out almost all of the operas that we had and just listen to them. I loved them. I listen to opera every morning while drinking my coffee. It just excites me.” After graduation, Anderson had a lot of catching up to do since she only had about three and a half years of vocal study under her belt at the time of graduation. “The amount of vocal study I had up to that point was really not much compared to the people who have been singing since they were 12,” Anderson said. “I was auditioning for graduate schools and it is so different for applying. You don’t go and take tests and write essays, you go and sing songs and audition at all of these schools. I was still in my major- stage fright phase, but I was very well prepared.” Anderson received many acceptance letters to graduate schools, however, she ended up choosing to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, a choice she said she believes was the right one. “I met some of my life-long operatic friends there. I think it was a very good decision for me to go there. I had a great teacher,” Anderson said. “We had what was called ‘Opera Workshop’ which prepares you for the business of opera for music majors like how to get auditions in the real world, getting an agent, business stuff like that.” After receiving her master’s degree, Anderson continued on to train as a young artist with Opera Western Reserve and attended such training programs as Bay Area Summer Opera Theater in San Francisco and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. “More recently, I have worked with Opera Fayetteville and Opera North,” Anderson said. “I have been gaining bigger roles even more recently. Just this past two years I have been singing leading lady roles. It takes time, with the type of voice I have, to mature.” As for any advice she has for the current music majors at Saint Mary’s, Anderson stresses that singing is a personal art form and students must always be passionate about their singing to succeed. “You have to love the art that you create and if you love it, other people will it too because they will sense the joy that you put into it,” Anderson said. “The biggest thing is just to love what you do. If you love it and you enjoy it, that’s all that matters.
The Bluebirds play Sky Bet League Two side Accrington in the Capital One Cup second round on Wednesday and are expected to rest several players following their 3-2 Barclays Premier League win over Manchester City. Summer signing Andreas Cornelius could start the cup match and, while the next fixture is on his mind, Mackay said he was still working hard to recruit another player. “We’re trying hard and we’re going to make sure we do everything we can right up to Monday,” Mackay told BBC Sport. “We would like to at least get one more in, but it’s not easy because they have to be players that bring more quality, rather than the quantity of bringing three or four people in in the last week and just filling up a squad. “I’ve got good players here, I’ve got very good players here, whoever comes in has to add to that. “That being the case, we are still trying. We are under competition from other (clubs) because that’s what good players bring. “But we’re trying hard and we’re going to make sure we do everything we can right up to Monday.” Mackay believes the win against Manchester City so early in the season will give his side the confidence they need to do well. “The atmosphere in the city was incredible,” Mackay said. “The result and the way the players showed they are capable of consistency, that’s what every manger and every player strives for. “It shows them that belief they can play at that level against some of the top players in the world.” Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has targeted one more quality signing before the transfer window closes next Monday. Press Association read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhat seemed to be impossible was erased from this Alpena couple’s vocabulary. The Parker family can now call themselves homeowners thanks to the Habitat for Humanity.Raising 4 girls, the Parkers can’t wait to step foot inside of their new home after going through the home ownership program for over a year. The Parker’s dream home will be up by late fall.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local Girl Scouts Earn Patches for Unique Community ServiceNext Alpena County Republicans host dinner party for candidates read more
Joshua is a successful businessman as well, while making sure to give back to the community.Join DAZN to watch Anthony Joshua and 100+ fight nights a yearHere’s take a look at how Joshua has accumulated his fortune and where he stands among the wealthiest athletes in the world.Anthony Joshua net worth: How much does he make?Joshua’s total earnings of $55 million ranked him 13th in Forbes’ “2019 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes” with soccer star Lionel Messi at the top of the active list ($127 million). Joshua was No. 2 in the grouping of boxers with Canelo Alvarez at No. 1 ($94 million, ranked No. 4 overall). Joshua should blow out that figure in the 2020 list, which will include his payout for the December rematch with Andy Ruiz.It’s difficult to gauge net worth, but according to Celebrity Net Worth, Joshua’s fortune is roughly $80 million in 2019. That number comes with several grains of salt.Anthony Joshua career earningsJoshua is in line for by far the largest purse of his career Dec. 7 against Anthony Joshua. The Daily Star reported he will make around $60 million for the fight.He made something short of $25 million for his first fight against Ruiz in June.In 2018, Joshua ranked No. 25 on Forbes’ list of athletes by earnings, having made $39 million in the previous calendar year.In 2017, Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko via 11th-round knockout to unify the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles in Wembley Stadium. Joshua earned, by far, the biggest payday of his career, splitting a massive purse 50/50 with Klitschko.EndorsementsWhere most boxers do not enjoy an abundance of endorsement deals, Joshua is able to draw on his popularity and charisma to lock down roles with some high-profile brands.Joshua reps at least 12 companies per his personal website with Under Armour, Beats and Jaguar among them. The Forbes report states Joshua made $7 million in endorsements for the time period of their study.Joshua proudly sports UA gear just about everywhere he goes, making sure his fans know there is a strong relationship. To my supporters, I thank you for your part in my journey. God bless 🖤A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Apr 26, 2017 at 4:17pm PDTBeats is a popular endorsement opportunity for several world renowned athletes and Joshua has attached his name to the headphones Goliath.With Jaguar, Joshua sees the vehicle company branching out to a larger mass versus the perception that its auto line is devoted to elitists only.“When I pull up in a Jag, it’s like a watch,” Joshua said according to The Telegraph. “Certain watches, everyone has, but there are certain watches only a few people know about.”Business venturesJoshua has partnered with StubHub, allowing fans access to secondary tickets for his fights. Joshua expressed pleasure following the agreement with StubHub.“We have forged a great working relationship and I am excited to be moving into the next stage of my career with such a committed partner, “ Joshua said of StubHub.In January 2017, Joshua assisted BXR, a state-of-the-art monthly membership gym, in opening a new location.“I spend the majority of my life in the gym, so I know what is required to make a truly great one,” Joshua said when speaking of BXR.Joshua’s personal website acts as conduit to fans, providing links to his partnerships and houses a dedicated e-store touting t-shirts and hats that promote his individual brand.Join DAZN to watch Anthony Joshua and 100+ fight nights a yearSocial media influenceJoshua is fairly active on social media. As of December 2019, he has 2.6 million followers on Twitter, 9.9 million on Instagram and 2.7 million on Facebook. Joshua utilizes the platforms to promote himself, his partners and charity involvement, using a mix of impromptu selfies and professionally produced photos and videos.CharitiesJoshua has worked with Sky for sometime and acts as an ambassador for the company in their Sky Sports Academy Initiatives. Joshua provides behind the scenes assistance to youth in reaching their goals across the UK and Ireland. When Anthony Joshua is not pummeling an opponent in the boxing ring, he might be checking out his growing portfolio of wealth.Joshua is an Olympic champion who was the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world before losing his first professional match in June. Joshua’s wallet has benefitted from his performance in the ring and he has secured substantial endorsements outside it. “As a Sky Ambassador I believe I’m in an incredibly strong position to inspire others, especially the next generation, to unlock their future potential and give something back,” Joshua said.Joshua has aided various charities in differing ways. For example, he recently helped a cancer charity by donating a signed boxing glove for an auction event.Joshua also assisted a group called Crisis which works to help the homeless in Birmingham, U.K. In an event dubbed The Anthony Joshua Samba Carnival, which recreated a Brazilian carnival atmosphere, guests paid to enjoy a three-course meal and then chat with Joshua. read more
Council chambers were almost packed full with residents of Fort St. John, but it only took 5 minutes for council make the motion to pass the request onto the ministry for approval.The decision was made in such a swift manner because city staff only received 3 Elector Response Forms, which indicates the amount of residents who are opposed to the extension.“I just want to point out here that staff went above and beyond reaching out to non resident voters to ensure they were aware of the process,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said.- Advertisement -City staff would have had to receive a little over 1,300 forms for them to be mandated by the ministry to hold a referendum before obtaining approval.The City of Fort St. John says they’ll be out of available industrial and residential land within the next few years if growth continues as anticipated.The city has successfully obtained 2 boundary extensions in the past 25 years, once in 1989 to include the South Sewer Lagoons and Community Forest, and again in 2001 for the inclusion of the OSB Plant.Advertisement read more