Jane Finkel is a Senior Vocal Major with Studio Art and French minors at Albion College in Michigan. Jane’s lovely voice can be heard beautifully cascading throughout the house. Enticed and enraptured by her lovely aria, I had to sit down and interview her for a feature on the blog.
Carianna Arredondo: First things first, where are you interning?
Jane Finkel: I am interning with Art on Air and the Clocktower Gallery, it’s one in the same. And what I do there is most of the writing (and write ups on artists) for the website and editing–I’ve learned how to do a little bit of coding actually. I’ve also helped with installations for the artists and well as wiring for the shows–there’s so many things for me to do and help out with that I really enjoy doing.
CA: Can you tell me about how you came about being a singer and coming to live in New York for a semester?
JF: I know everyone says this, but I have been singing ever since I can remember. Growing up, only my close friends ever knew that I wrote and played music. I grew up in a very small town (as in 500 people on an island…) so when I had the chance to break free at Albion College, I joined almost too many musical groups on Campus. When I had the opportunity to go to New York, I knew there would be ever more opportunities, so I jumped on it!
CA: What are your top spots to hangout/decompress/etc. ?
JF: One of my top hangout spots is the public library. I love how luxurious just being there feels, and it makes my independent study feel much more important under those painted and gold leaved ceilings. I am also a fan of brunch. We don’t have brunch back home, and it is going to be one of the things I miss most! I love going out with friends and catching up on our busy NY lives. There are so many amazing and competitive restaurants here, that it is hard to get something even mediocre.
CA: If you could give any advice to someone thinking about participating in the NYAP what would you tell them?
JF: I would tell anyone coming to this program to bring more money than you think you need, and less things that you think you need.
CA: Amen to that, thank you so much for your time Jane!
JF: Thank you to you too!