5 Questions

Madison Javier
By: Jennifer Oehlman
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Madison Javier is an eighth-grader at Cavitt Junior High School in Granite Bay who is gifted with an amazing voice. She recently showcased her talent at the “Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala” at Quarry Ponds, a local celebration of youth performing arts. How long have you been singing? “Since I was 2, unofficially. In second grade I auditioned for the Sacramento Children’s Chorus and I made it, so I performed with them for a while. And I’m always singing at home. My mom majored in music, so I learn a lot about music from her.” Do you see singing and performing as something you hope to continue in the future, maybe professionally? “I’m not sure yet; I still want to look at other options for my future career. I think I might want to go into the medical field. But I’d still like to perform in high school, and I might join musical theater or choir when I start at Granite Bay High next year to work on my stage presence.” What’s the best part about singing and performing? “I love meeting new friends and learning more about music.” What’s been the most challenging part of your experience with singing and performing? “When I was in the Sacramento Children’s Chorus, that hardest part was balancing my time between choir practice and schoolwork and keeping up with everything. I also don’t have that much experience with individual performances, so it’s still kind of new to me. But performing is a lot of fun.” Who are some of your favorite musicians? “I love Francesca Battistelli, a contemporary Christian artist, and Rachel Lampa, a gospel Christian singer. One of my favorite songs is ‘Only the World’ by Mandisa, and I really love the meaning of the lyrics because they’re so positive and upbeat.”