Performance Friday: Meghan McMahon

Meghan McMahon, Grade 11:

The song that I will be singing is called “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia. The song really relates to me on a deeper level in that it states that no matter what life throws at you, it is your choice whether to give up or keep going. I have been dealing a lot of my own issues whether it be with family, school, friends, college etc.; mostly with family since my mom has been battling stage-4 cancer for the past year.

Q: How did you get started in music? Who are your greatest musical influences?

A: I started when I was five, singing into a comb to my family. My musical inspiration has to be Lady Gaga. She’s always been one of my favorite artists, and I can relate to a lot of her songs on a personal level. However, I will say I have my own style and I try to sound different from other artists.

Q: Do you aspire to do anything with music in your future?

A: I don’t necessarily want to go into music in college, but I would love to join an acapella group at whatever college I might attend.

Q: What is your favorite part about Performance Friday and/or performing in general?

A: My favorite part is just being able to express myself in a way I can’t really during school in class.

Q: Do you get nervous to perform in front of people, specifically your peers? How do you quell your nerves?

A: I’ve become accustomed to my anxiousness. I know it’s there, but I try to block it out by running thoughts through my head like, “Just sing, there’s no one around, it’s just me.”

Q: What do you love most about music? Has music helped you in any way through the pandemic?

A: Music brings people together which creates a sense of community. A person can find their niche, and I think through music and being in concert choir, I’ve found my niche. Dealing with the pandemic and a lot of family stuff really brought me down, but when I listened to music or sang, I felt put together again.