Featured Member Brittney Burgess
from Rosedale, New York, United States

Showcasing musicians from around the world, Featured Member Interviews give Musical Exchange members a little insight into the things we share as musical artists.

Carnegie Hall: What are three thing you love about music?

Brittney: I love how certain songs can portray different emotions, such as my favorite, “And I Am Telling You” from Dream Girls. Music is also my secret getaway from reality and the trials and tribulations I encounter in my life. Lastly, it’s just marvelous and excites me to levels beyond explaining.


Meet Brittney Burgess.

Carnegie Hall: What are your four favorite things to eat right now?

Brittney: Panera Bread's Chipotle Chicken, Buffalo wings, mac and cheese, and Thai salad.


Carnegie Hall: What are the three best things about your city/school?

Brittney: Forest Hills High School has one of the best choirs in the boroughs and we’re one big family. Another is my music teacher, who is like my best friend. He is always there for us, whether it’s with family situations or just music theory, I can always count on him to help us. Lastly, Simon and Garfunkel are alumni of my school.


Carnegie Hall: Where is your favorite place to go?

Brittney: Times Square in the evening; when everything is lit up and bright, it's so beautiful.


Carnegie Hall: What do you look forward to this year?

Brittney: Performing at Carnegie Hall for the second time in the La Pasión según San Marcos. I will also be looking forward to SING!, which is a school production run by students who audition by grade. I am playing a cheerleader, and I will be singing, acting, and dancing.


Carnegie Hall: What is your favorite motto?

Brittney: You can't make fake music. You might be a great singer or musician, but in the end that's got nothing to do with it. It's how you connect to the song and to the history behind it.


Carnegie Hall: What are you currently listening to on your iPod/radio/headphones?

Brittney: “Getting Married Today” from Company.


Carnegie Hall: What do you want to ask the other members of Musical Exchange?

Brittney: I would like to ask some of the members of Musical Exchange if they know any programs that they would recommend to me to strengthen my voice.


Carnegie Hall: What is the best musical advice anyone has ever given you?

Brittney: When I was younger, I always chose songs that were too big for me or were not right for my age. My vocal coach taught me that no matter what song I perform, I have to always put myself in the lyrics and really sing what the artist was feeling when writing the song.


Carnegie Hall: Describe the best day of your life?

Brittney: One of the best days of my life would have to be when my crush took me to see my first Broadway show this summer—Sister Act. It was amazing and it was something that felt so right. I had so much fun.


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