The Edmond Sun


June 29, 2012

Quartz Mountain: Callahan, Chin, Crofford study at OSAI

EDMOND — EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun is highlighting each of the Edmond students, in alphabetical order when possible, attending the Oklahoma

Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Look for

more profiles Tuesday and Saturday on the Arts &

Entertainment page.

Casey Callahan, 18

• University of Oklahoma (incoming)

• Acting

Q: Why did you want to attend OSAI this year?

A: I actually tried out two years ago and didn’t make it, so it made me want to work harder and get accepted!

Q: What do you enjoy most about the arts?

A: I love the way it makes me feel. Every time I’m on stage I feel so inspired and unstoppable. When something makes you feel that great, you can't ignore it!

Q: As an artist, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: Although I love acting and I want it to be a big part of my life, I hope to be apart of a graphic design company or be a curator in 10 years. Inspiration comes from so many different fields of art.

Q: What artist do you look up to the most?

A: I look up to Stanley Tucci. He's played so many different roles and impresses me every time.

Q: What got you started in the arts?

A: I actually hung out with a lot of dance girls but I was never coordinated enough for that, so I took an improv class for fun and then it grew from there. Suddenly I was doing dozens of plays and musicals!

Jane Chin, 14

• Edmond Santa Fe

• Orchestra — violin

Q: Why did you want to attend OSAI this year?

A: It will be a great experience, and I hope to learn a lot and have fun!

Q: What do you enjoy most about the arts?

A: I love music.

Q: As an artist, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I see myself playing violin in my free time and writing my own songs.

Q: What artist do you look up to the most?

A: Lang Lang

Q: What got you started in the arts?

A: I had an interest in playing the violin after going to a friend's concert, and I started playing in middle school.

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