We asked our Musical Leaders to interview each other; read on to find out their advice to their younger selves, and the worst thing that has happened on stage!

Name: Ellie

Instruments: Voice

Year: 3, Undergraduate

Degree: Primary Education with Music Specialism

Music at Reading ensembles: Academic Voices, Festival Voices

7 Questions:

What has been the worst or most memorable thing that has happened during a performance?

Being crucified on stage in Jesus Christ Superstar!

Who is your musical inspiration?

Kristin Chenoweth – she can perform all of my favourite styles so effortlessly

What inspires you to perform?

I enjoy practicing to achieve my best. Also having so much fun!

Which instrument do you wish you had learned?

I would love to play the harp, and the piano properly!

What musical advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t accept that other singers are better than you in some way – push yourself to achieve your goals.

What musical moment are you most proud of?

I’m proud of the progress I’ve made as a musician – mainly teaching myself to sight sing and exploring how much my voice can do.

Which three words describe you as a musician?

Perfectionist, Proactive, Purposeful