Earlier this season, we presented some answers to pressing questions posed to the Cantus guys about life, music, and fun. Here's part two of those interviews.
Working as a team is lots of fun, but what are your personal goals?
Shahzore Shah: "As a performer, I aim to stretch my vocal and general artistic potential far
beyond perceived limits."
Eric Hopkins "to someday get my Master's degree and teach at the college level.
Gary Ruschman: Sing better. Write more music. Get some sleep. Do a graphic novel.
Tom McNichols: To make a career out of performing while maintaining some semblence of "normal" life
Dashon Burton: I hope to be able to sing in multiple touring ensembles that span a wide range of genres.
Do you have any rituals or things you do before you go out to perform?
Michael Jones: "I never wear shoes untill just before walking out on stage. They make me tense."
Eric Hopkins: " Jump up and down about three or four times"
Aaron humble: "Not really. If I have to sing something big for a matinee I usually have a good greasy breakfast (omelet, turkey sausage, buttery toast, mmmm)"
Finally, If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
Gary Ruschman: "Either creative writing, conducting, or being a fierce bass player."
Dashon Burton: "I would like to have a great memory for detail for use in things like trivia, research, and general academia. I would also love to be able to play Bossa Nova guitar and speak many languages."
Adam Reinwald: "I wish I could run very fast and, most importantly, jump really high. I have always wanted to play professional basketball."
Tom: "I do have it, woodworking. Otherwise I would say, extreme skiier."