Hello, everyone! My name is Emma Kovachevich and I will be Music Therapy Connection’s Intern starting at the end of May. I am so excited to start this new adventure in my life and am very grateful for the chance to intern at MTC.
I have been following Music Therapy Connections on social media for the last four years. It is crazy for me to think that I have been given the opportunity to study and learn under Rachel, Katey, and the rest of the MTC team. This is truly my dream internship and I can’t wait to share my journey with all of you in my weekly blog posts.
Since I will be writing to you each week after I begin my internship, I suppose you may like to know a little about me! I am from Huntley, IL, which is a western suburb of Chicago.
My family is made up of talented musicians, so I was surrounded by all types of music at a very young age. I started taking voice lessons at 5 years old and quickly learned that it was something I loved to do. I also have participated in choir since grade school. I played the oboe in my grade school and high school band. I have not had the opportunity to play oboe recently, but have picked up guitar, piano, and ukulele.
I am currently a student at Western Illinois University and will walk in commencement in May 2019. At Western I have been a member in multiple ensembles including University Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Choir. I am also a member of the WIU Music Therapy Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Lutheran Student Fellowship.
I will miss WIU, but I look forward to all the new experiences and knowledge I will gain at Music Therapy Connections.
My next big adventure will be traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio for the GLR Music Therapy Conference! If you see me there, please don’t hesitate to say hi!
Thank you for reading!