From Voices of Eterna, Grace Ohlendorf is this week’s Friday Feature! She was nominated by her choral director, Mr. Erik Jacobson. He says, “Grace is a fantastic chorister from Voices of Eterna. She is always attentive and interested in many different styles of music. Grace lends great leadership through her knowledge of music theory and her drive to succeed in both a rehearsal and performance environment.”
At 14-years-old, Grace is an 8th grader at Highland Community School. She is involved with her school’s play, and swims with the Milwaukee Piranhas through the Milwaukee Recreation Program. Grace will be attending Rufus King High School next year, and has already traveled all over the states! She will soon be traveling through Europe, North America, and Central America all within two months! What an awesome trip she’s going on!
Q. How many years have you been a part of MCC?
A. It’s my 4th year in MCC. I spent a year in Girl Choir, two in Resident Choir and I am currently singing in Eterna.
Q. What is your favorite part of being in MCC?
A. My favorite part of being in MCC is being exposed to new kinds of music and learning how to read and sing music better.
Q. Name an activity/hobby that you enjoy that does not involve music. Tell us a bit about it.
A. I enjoy drawing, mostly people. I’m not very good at backgrounds, but I’m getting better. I’d like to be a graphic designer when I get older, so sketching a lot could help with that.
Q. What is your favorite subject in school, why?
A. My favorite subject in school is art. My teacher teaches us all new things and she’s really expanded my artistic skills.
Q. What was the last book you read? What is your favorite book?
A. The last book I read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My favorite book is School for Good and Evil: a World Without Princes.
Q. If you could only watch 4 movies for the rest of your life, what would they be?
A. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Spider-man: Homecoming, Clueless, Legally Blonde
Q. Do you have any hidden talents?
A. I think a hidden talent of mine would be building robots. I helped build a Sea Perch robot for my tech club team this year, focusing mostly on the control box and motors.
Thanks for sharing, Grace! Stay tuned in for next week's Friday Feature!