YEAR: Fourth

MAJOR: Public Relations

HOMETOWN: Merrick, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

I am primarily a singer, but I also play a little guitar and piano, and I really enjoy synthetic keyboard sounds.

Who are your biggest influences?

Coldplay. Queen. Our Lady Peace. Incubus. The Dear Hunter. Phil Collins. Coheed & Cambria. One Republic. 

 What are you involved with musically?

I am in Male Call and also participate in musicals put on by the Miami Theatre Players. I am currently playing Mr. Cladwell in “Urinetown.”

 Who have you been listening to lately?

Our Lady Peace. Eve 6. Justin Timberlake’s new album. Taylor Swift’s new music. The Dear Hunter’s new music. Raine Maida. Imagine Dragons. Childish Gambino. Muse. The Killers.

What’s your plan for the future?

To continue writing my own music, and try to put some demos in the hands of bigger names in the music industry. I’d like to move to L.A. after college to try to make this dream happen and hopefully get some public relations and publicity-related work.

 Any advice for aspiring musicians?

 If you don’t love what you’re doing, nobody else is going to. If you do love it, there will probably be plenty of others who would as well. If you genuinely at your heart of hearts love it, you push on through with it.