Where Are They Now? spotlights Minnesota Varsity Featured and Showcase Artists and Composers from 2011 to 2017.
Chase Bernard from Bloomington, Minn. was a Minnesota Varsity 2015 Featured Artist. He recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news.
Chase Bernard, guitar, 2015 Featured Artist
Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.
Attends: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
I finished my Associate of Fine Arts degree in music at Normandale Community College this past fall. I'm now attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as a transfer student. However, I'm actually planning to switch my major to computer science. I love music, but over the summer I found out that I have an interest in technology and computer programming. I'll continue to enjoy and practice music, but it will no longer be a focus of mine in terms of having a career in it.
I look back fondly at all of my past music experiences--Minnesota Varsity being a highlight. Giving young students competitions and unique experiences (such as being professionally recorded) to work toward is very important for the future of classical music.