Name: Justine Hauge
Major/Minor: Commercial Voice Major, Music Tech and Performance double emphasis
Why did you choose Belmont? Belmont was one of the only schools I found with my major, so that was what originally sparked my interest. I didn’t decide Belmont was the place for me until I was able to take my first tour, during which I fell in love with the beautiful campus and how committed the professors and faculty members seemed to be.
Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide? Because taking a campus tour was especially influential in my decision to come to Belmont, I’ve always been interested in being able to play that role in other prospective students’ lives. I love having the chance to talk about everything I love about my school and getting them excited about what could be ahead of them if they choose to enroll.
What is your favorite on-campus event? I think Showcase Series is one of the coolest on-campus events here. It’s so unique to our school, and it really translates all that Belmont is about- allowing its students to jump into their selected fields and carry out the same tasks that will be expected of many of them later on in their occupational paths. It also gives the students who perform awesome outreach to executives in the music business.
What is your favorite movie? The Lion King and Moulin Rouge!
What is your favorite song & artist/band? My favorite song of the moment is The Parting Glass by Ed Sheeran, and my favorite artists are probably Sara Bareilles and Adele. My favorite band is Marianas Trench.
What would you want to be your last meal on earth? Chinese Beef and Broccoli with a Shrimp Tempura Roll. (Complete with Yum Yum Sauce, of course.)
What is your favorite Nashville experience? I went to a free Luke Bryan show last year and it was insane. Nashville provided a full-length country concert, fully equipped with the beautiful Luke Bryan, and I didn’t have to pay a cent.
What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont? If I had my way, I would love to be a recording artist. My ultimate goal is to tour with a full band and make a statement with my music. My fallback plan is to work at a label, producing and recording for other artists.
What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why? I signed up for a service-learning First Year Writing course my first semester here, and I was given the opportunity to go out into the community and volunteer with a class of preschoolers who came from poverty-ridden families. It added time to my schedule, but it was worth it in everyway, just because of the impact my classmates and I played in the lives of the kids we interacted with every week. It was an awesome opportunity.
If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say? Choosing a college is a huge decision, and it can be super stressful at times. My advice would be to just listen to your head and your heart and let them make the decision for you. When you find the school that’s right for you, you’ll know. Don’t try to force it! Also, don’t forget to live in the present. When the college search begins, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s in front of you right now, but you’ve still got time! Don’t wish these last few years away, just enjoy the ride. J