Talent of Tomorrow: A conduit for hidden talent

Talent of Tomorrow

In classrooms all across the world, students are given the space to strut their intellectual stuff, but less often are they able to demonstrate their hidden talent.

“I’d love to show people my talent,” said early elementary education sophomore Megan Marquis. “I want to see the spirit this university has to offer.”

Marquis’ talents are diverse, and she will present two of them at the upcoming Talent of Tomorrow event. She will be singing and performing poetry.

“I was going to rollerblade artistically around the stage, but then they told me we need a waiver for that,” Marquis said.

Providing a stage for UAA’s talented student body is Talent of Tomorrow, an event put on by Student Activities.

Talent of Tomorrow will take the place of Noon Music in the Student Union Cafeteria on Nov. 20. Almost all talents are welcome.

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“We’re trying to get everyone included (in fine arts) on campus, to show people what UAA has to offer,” said Matthew Glenn, Student Activities programming team member.

During Noon Music, musicians from around the Anchorage community perform while students eat and study. Talent of Tomorrow will open the stage up to musicians, poets, comedians and raconteurs alike.

“Last year, we had a former UAA student, Miles Scott, sing a cappella,” said Glenn. “His voice was amazing.”

In addition, the UAA Glee Club and jazz combos from the music department have performed.

To be put on the roster, a prospective performer must fill out a form with Student Activities. The deadline to finish a form is Nov. 13.

“Anyone who’s interested should just go on, because it’s a great opportunity,” said Glenn.

Talent of Tomorrow will be taking place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union South Cafeteria. Performers must arrive 20 minutes before show time. Talent of Tomorrow performer forms are available in the Student Activities office. Admission is free.