Past Graduates

Niki Griswold

Seven years with Cantabile

Cantabile has been such a special part of my life for so many years and has not only played a major role in the person I am today, but has blessed me with some amazing experiences and memories that I will never forget. I remember being very intimidated when I first joined Cantabile, being surrounded by talented individuals whose knowledge of and passion for music far exceeded my own. But it turns out that being challenged by my peers and Elena was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I was inspired by the people around me and developed an intense passion for music and sharing it with others. I learned how to be sensitive, compassionate and hard-working, and I developed a deep appreciation for the power music has to bring people together. Cantabile’s tour of England a couple years ago was probably one of the best experiences of my life - I remember feeling as if time had stopped as we sang in some of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen, making friends with singers from around the world, and exploring various towns in England with some of my closest friends. I couldn’t be more thankful for what Cantabile has taught me, and I know I will carry these memories close to my heart for the rest of my life.

Niki, good luck at Northwestern University!