Georgia McKnight

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney

Music is oxygen to Georgia, and she has been singing for as long as she can remember. Although she loves to perform solos, her primary experience has been performing with many talented choirs. At 16 she has had the fortune to be a member of Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir, Washoe County Honor Choir, Nevada All-State, National Honor Choir, and Piu Mosso women’s high school honor choir. As a 16-year-old junior at Damonte Ranch High, she began her started off her singing debut as a small 3rd grader auditioning for a 4th grade and older choir – SNCC (Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir).

Acing the audition, the love for her music blew up even more with not just loving Disney music, but now expanded her view over the whole musical world. Learning music in a whole new perspective and traveling other places to see it all. Georgia and her choir visited all over; to China, Colorado, New Orleans and soon to be going to Organ this summer. She has been with SNCC since the beginning and stayed most of the time. SNCC wasn’t the only musical fun Georgia had, but she also had joined her High School Choir – Damonte Ranch Piu Mosso, the advanced woman’s choir.

Giving her chances to join Honor Choir – since freshman year of high school has been a member - (just Reno), All state – since freshman year has been a member - (Las Vegas and Reno) and National Honor Choir (New York City, Carnegie Hall), as she did. Now, beyond excited for this signature opportunity – as it is one step up to achieving her dream and with hard work and perseverance, can do it. Music is everything to her and she hopes to include acting as well, as singing and acting go hand in hand.

Georgia’s family (brother James, mother Janet, father Bladimir, grandfather Preston and all of her cousins) support her wholeheartedly on her decisions in life and pushes her to be the best she can be. Including the love of her music instructor Judy Mudson, who has been with Georgia since the very beginning helping her along the way. Then the loving personality of her three dogs Spot (adorable, chubby mutt), Phebe (excitable, sweet Pit-Bull Lab) and Sugar (grouchy, funny Pomeranian fox mix), along with her noisy, singing Green Check Conure Koko. Living in the music she will “Keep Moving Forward” through this concert and on the others, that may come. Overcoming the obstacles and trying her best no matter what may happen.

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