This week’s Friday Feature comes from Milwaukee Youth Chorale. Nominated by Mr. Jacobson, Margot Armbruster is an amazing example of a very fine musician who also excels in academia and other areas of life. Milwaukee Children’s Choir cares deeply about supporting a lifelong love of music and singing even for people on a career path not involving music. Not only is she an exceptional student in choir, but her other talents and life goals are fascinating. Here is a little bit about Margot…


Q. What grade are you in and what school do you go to?
A. I’m currently a senior at Brookfield Academy.

Q. How many years have you been a part of MCC?
A. This is my eighth year singing with MCC!

Q. What is your favorite part about being in MCC?
A. While the concerts and the music we perform are amazing, the most valuable aspect of MCC for me has been the memories I’ve made with my fellow singers. 

Q. Name an activity/hobby that you enjoy that does not involve music.
A. Outside of music, I’m heavily involved in the National Junior Classical League, which is an incredible organization promoting the study of Latin, Greek, and the ancient world throughout the country.

Q. What other musical or nonmusical extracurricular activities do you participate in?
A. In terms of other musical activities, I’m currently a choral scholar at both All Saints Cathedral and St. Mary’s Church. I’m also a member of my school’s mock trial team, and I love to read and write poetry in my free time.

Q. What is your favorite subject in school?
A. This year, I’m really enjoying my AP United States History class. I think learning about the past and how it’s shaped our modern institutions is one of the most important tasks students have.

Q. What kind of work went into getting a PERFECT score on the ACT?
A. One of the most important steps to success for me was becoming familiar with the test itself and with all the information covered on it. It was reassuring to know walking in exactly how much time I’d have for each section and the question types I could expect to see. Especially for the Math section, revisiting topics I hadn’t looked at in several years was also helpful.

Q. What are your plans/goals for after high school? Have you chosen a school?
A. At the moment, I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to college! I’m thankful to have several amazing options already, and I’m waiting on many more decisions at the end of this month, so making the ultimate choice will be very difficult. In college, I’m hoping to major in Classics as well as International Relations, then attend law school with the intent of pursuing an international law career.

Q. Share a random fun fact about yourself.
A. I once fell down about 14 escalator steps while running to a mock trial round, so my left leg looks a bit like someone tried to grill it.

Thank you to Margot for sharing! Stay tuned in for next week’s Friday Feature!