Austin Schatz

Year: Fourth
Major: Organizational Communication
Hometown: Ossining, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Guitar. I played trumpet throughout grade school, but I could never really connect with the music. Guitar is the first instrument I really fell in love with.

What are you involved with musically?

I’m not associated with any music on campus, but I work on a ton of music off campus. I play acoustic shows with Dylan Robinson whenever we can and I also make rap instrumentals for fun.

Who are your biggest influences?

My biggest influence is definitely A Tribe Called Quest.

Who have you been listening to lately?

J Cole. Slightly Stoopid. Dispatch.

What’s your plan for the future?

I don’t really have too many plans for the future. I really hope it involves a lot of 

music though.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

My advice for any musician is to practice every day. If music is what you love then you can never take a day off.