A Soldier’s music aspirations

Obi Okechuku playing the character Mr Collins in the Peabody Opera Theatre premiere of Kirk Mechem’s Pride and Prejudice in November 2019. Image taken in Miriam A. Friedberg concert hall.

Inspired by his mother’s love of music, Obi Okechukwu is an ROTC cadet and Green-to-Gold (G2G) graduate student at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute.

Okechukwu’s journey to the Conservatory, world-renowned for its rigorous music and academic program, began in childhood. His mother filled the family home in Dallas, Texas with church song—the genesis of his aspirations as a musician, educator, and future officer in the Army Band.

My latest article is found in Military Families Magazine. Obi was a pleasure to interview and I am proud to have gotten to know him and share his story: http://publications.militaryfamilies.com/publication/?m=58493&i=693509&p=16

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