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College of Arts and Sciences
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ATLANTA — Megan Thomas was born into a family of jocks. But deep inside she always knew that she wanted to rock.
“I grew up in a really athletic family and I was the oddball that liked music and art,” Thomas said. “I always wanted to make music.”
Now she’s pursuing superstardom at Georgia State University’s School of Music with the help of the Bobbie Bailey Music Industry Scholarship.
The scholarship money has allowed Thomas to take control of her destiny by studying music technology, a course of study that she is using to produce her own album.
“It’s about learning how to manipulate sound through technology,” Thomas said. “It incorporates a little bit of all the music majors, performance and composition and all of that — it’s what you make of it.”
Thomas always wanted to be a singer and now she’s finally getting her chance.
“If I wasn’t awarded this money I wouldn’t be able to record this album,” Thomas said. “As long as I’m making music I’m happy and fulfilled. When I’m not I feel like I’m empty, like there’s a void.”
The Bobbie Bailey Music Industry Scholarship was created in conjunction with the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and is awarded to a School of Music student who demonstrates academic achievement in a music industry concentration.
Jan. 22, 2013