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A woman sits at a restaurant smiling with a glass of wine in her hand. A decadent slice of chocolate cake sits in front of her with a candle.

Alaina Verstegen

Girl Choir Alum (9 years)
 

Alaina graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and currently works as an editor at Fox 11 News in Green Bay. Having sung with our Girl Choirs in her youth, she was thrilled to rejoin the program in the Sorelle Alums' Choir during the 2021-22 season for both the fall and spring semesters.
 


What instruments do you play, and how long have you been playing?

Apart from singing, I've played piano for several years and also played flute in grade school.

 

How do you continue to incorporate music in your life, and how has studying music benefitted you as an adult?

Well, I just sing all the time to any song anywhere! Thanks to Girl Choir I can read music pretty well, which helps a lot in church. The diverse repertoire also let me speak a little bit of many languages.

I also used to have horrid stage fright in high school for some reason; fortunately—through my participation in choir—it was resolved by my senior Bel Canto concert!

 

What was your favorite part or memory from your time at the Community Music School?

Definitely a tie between the tornado during the spring Girl Choir concert when I was in Intermezzo or the trip to Seattle, WA as a Cantabile singer.

 

Do you have any advice for beginning musicians?

To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is UNACCEPTABLE!

 

What are some of your hobbies outside of music?

Disaster documentaries and eating junk food

 

A collage of photos featuring Alaina: the Sorelle alum choir singing on stage in concert black, Alaina posing and smiling on a red carpet, and Alaina smiling in front of a statue of the pope.