This month’s Student Spotlight, Lucy B, is an incredibly talented, well-rounded young lady with dreams of Broadway. If you’ve watched her perform, you’d know that her dream is well within her reach. Lucy began Molly’s Music by joining OC Glee over four years ago, eventually adding private lessons into her routine. Molly will never forget how little Lucy walked into her Glee audition and sang Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone” with a voice much larger and more mature than her age–even belting the high note in the song. This year, she’s in the musical Snow White at Musical Theatre Academy and has gotten callbacks for all three OCSA departments she’s tried out for. She’ll hear the results in April, and we’re all rooting for her!
MM: How long ago did you get started with music, and how did you get into it?
LB: When I was 5 years old, I saw my first musical. I told my mom I wanted to perform like the people on stage, so I signed up for a choir at school. Ever since then I’ve been trying to perfect this art.
MM: How do you share your music with others?
LB: My friends and family come support me at my recitals, musicals and voice competitions.
MM: What makes you keep up your practice, and what are your goals?
LB: My goals in music are to go OCSA and perform on BROADWAY. Both of these goals are wished because of my love for performing.
MM: Who are a few bands/artists who have inspired you, and why? What genre do you like the most, or hear your own vocal style in when you listen to it?
LB: I love Demi Lovato for her amazing belt, Colbie Caillat for her tone and Kelly Clarkson for her unique lyrics.
MM: Can you share about a technique, skill, or song you struggled with, and how you are overcoming or have overcome it?
LB: Whenever I perform I get nervous!!! I show I’m nervous by swinging back and forth. I have not overcome this bad habit, but have gotten through it every time I perform because I know I want to do my best.
MM: What advice would you give to other students just starting out?
LB: BE YOURSELF!!!!!! Don’t worry what other people think about your singing. What really matters is what YOU think. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and push your limits.