Musician Of The Week

Name: Jeremiah Mahoney

Year: Second

Major: Music Composition

Hometown: Beekman, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

The harmonica because no one else can play it and people think that’s the most interesting instrument I can play. 

What are you involved with musically?

I’m in Male Call, I’m the Musical Director of the Miami Theatre Players’ show Wild Party, I’m in the Jazz Ensemble, the Concert Choir and the Conert Band. 

 Who are your biggest influences?

Sonny Boy Williamson III, Camille Saint Saens and Andrew Bird.

 Who have you been listening to lately?

A lot of the music from “Wild Party,” jazz, swing, Duke Ellington, Count asie, Ravel and a lot of folk stuff in general. 

 What’s your plan for the future?

I want to teach music and be a semi-successful classical composer. 

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Play an instrument that no one else knows how to play.