Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart.  Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice.  So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

Justin Langham | Musician, Composer, Conductor & Teacher

There are a variety of reasons why I chose in a career in the arts, whether it is the array of amazing people I get to work with, traveling and interacting with different cultures, and the unique opportunities of creative expression. However, the I remember clearly deciding that it was what I wanted to do when I was a kid when my parents first decided to enroll my twin brother and I into private music lessons. We were both preparing to enter middle school; I took guitar for a little while, and then piano, and I remember liking music fine but not taking to it as passionately as I eventually did. I actually remember very vividly only choosing band because I was so shy and did not want to take sports with the other kids! Read more>>

Keane Fairchild | Artist

Well, I have always enjoyed artistic and creative pursuits. I have engaged in drawing, dancing, and playing the harp. When I was a senior in high school I took a photojournalism class and grew passionate for the art of photography and how each moment could be captured- frozen in time. I went on to major in Fine Art Photography from the University of Houston, and I graduated Spring of 2020. I’m excited to say that I am now pursuing a M.Ed. in Art Education. To say my decision to go back to school comes with excitement, goals, and possibilities. My goal in choosing this artistic pathway is to become an Art Teacher, and as en educator share my passion for art with students. Read more>>

Max Flinn | Singer-Songwriter

I pursued a career in music because I knew that I would regret it if I didn’t. Read more>>