Artists

Artists

Michelle Ghun

Hometown: Red Spot, Mars (Durango, CO)
Major: Recording Arts
Year: Junior
Member Since: 2011

  1. Who are some of your favorite artists?  Otis Redding, Ella Fitzgerald,, Bill Evans, David Bowie, The Mars Volta, Elliott Smith, Saul Williams, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neutral Milk Hotel, Led Zeppelin.
  2. What made you develop a passion for singing?  I remember my dad taking me into a record store when I was really little. We walked out with Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, and Nina Simone. Nothing else made sense after that.
  3. Favorite cartoon?  Rocko’s Modern Life.
  4. Guilty pleasure(s)?  Boyz II Men and eavesdropping. But not eavesdropping on Boyz II Men.
  5. What do you want to see happen to the future of a cappella?  I’d like to see a cappella start to understand its own sense of eccentricity, alongside the limitations, to help develop a level playing field with other genres. A comeback of using the voice as its own instrument instead of a standard that says the voice must imitate other instruments. There must be a compromise between the two, don’t you think? I think generations after us will have the same difficult responsibility in finding that balance.