Performing Arts & International Students with Arturo

Segment #8 from Northeastern Junior College


Now, let’s hear from Arturo, a music student from Costa Rica. NJC hosts international students from six continents who bring a remarkable cultural experience to this campus. Arturo has taken advantage of the state-of-the-art recording studio and many opportunities to perform his music on campus while he studies in the U.S. Hit it, Arturo.

– Thank you so much, Alex. And what’s up, everyone? I’m originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, but I always knew I wanted to study in the U.S. My goal is to prepare for a career as a music producer and an artist. I was really excited to find the music and recording program at NJC. They provide me with all the tools that any musician would want to have, all done in a small college environment. This includes a beautiful and inspiring music studio to have developed my skills as a producer and a welcoming place to practice and share ideas with friends. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with musicians from all over the world, which is a great experience to add to my portfolio. In this program, we learn about all aspects of the music industry, which makes for an amazing education and excellent preparation to work in many areas of the music industry. NJC organizes many events and concerts where students can showcase their talents. A good example of this is the annual culture fair, an event where students from all around the world prepare traditional foods from their home countries and share a part of their culture. I was really happy to perform as a singer as well as cook Costa Rica’s traditional breakfast, the Gallo Pinto, which everybody loved. Studying at NJC has been an enriching experience, and looking forward, there’s a lot of room to grow in my field of study. With a fast growing city like Denver in close proximity, students can enjoy all the opportunities that a nearby city can provide, but also enjoy the slow pace and more focused life of a small town like Sterling. And that’s all for me. Pura Vida, Alex.

– Pura Vida, Arturo. Thank you so much for sharing your music and your culture with us today. NJC provides so many unique opportunities for you to grow as an artist through their classes and interaction with your fellow students from all over the world. We know your songs will get a lot more streams in the future. Thanks again for sharing your story.

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