Currently a part of the schools choir, junior Andrea Cobos aspires to be an opera singer.

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Currently a part of the school’s choir, junior Andrea Cobos aspires to be an opera singer.

Andrea Cobos

Grade: 11th

Future college: UNT

Future Job: Opera singer

Years singing: 4 Years

Favorite artist: Many classical artists


Wingspan: When and how did you discover your talent?

Cobos: “I’ve always loved singing. My best friend, Brooke, was taking private lessons so I got into it because of her. That’s when I realized I really enjoy singing and choir. Especially when I tried out for all-state, I realized how much I love classical music.”

Wingspan: How has choir changed your life?

Cobos: “It made me realize that I was more into singing classically than I would be just as a indie artist.”

Wingspan: How does your family support your singing?

Cobos: “They pay for all my stuff such as my classes and choir.”

Wingspan: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Cobos: “I just try not to make mistakes. You just keep going. One time I was singing a song in Latin and I forgot the words and you can’t make up Latin so I just kept singing the same verses over and over again. I don’t think anyone noticed.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite genre to sing?

Cobos: “I like singing classical because it’s really undervalued by people. To people who don’t attention, it might sound the same but there’s so much nuisance. It’s really beautiful and I love the history behind it. It’s a lot more historically driven than like Taylor Swift.”

Wingspan: Do you plan on pursuing this as a career?

Cobos: “Yes I do. I want to major in performance.”

Wingspan: Have you ever thought about writing your own songs?

Cobos: “Yeah I used to write my own songs. If I’m going to be doing classical, i’m not going to write something in Italian or some opera piece because  I don’t know how. One of the biggest parts of opera is that it’s historical. You sing songs and make it your own. I’m not going to try to be historical.”

Wingspan: When you aren’t singing, what are you doing?

Cobos: “I’m working or doing homework or family or friend stuff.”

Wingspan: Who motivates you the most?

Cobos: “The fact that I’m going to be a singer so I have to be really good at it or else i’m not going to have any money to buy food.”

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