Stirring Up Treble—Meet Alyssa Goh (CGS '22)

Meet Alyssa Goh, a freshman in the College of General Studies Boston-London program. A California resident, she spent her gap semester working at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and is planning on eventually pursuing a Film and TV degree.

Currently, Alyssa is a part of the Treblemakers, an acapella group on campus. Her Campus BU sat down with her to learn more.

HC: When and why did you start singing?

AG: I don’t really have a definite date or age that I started singing. I’ve been singing since I was really little, so it’s been a part of me my whole life. My entire family loves to sing; a lot of them were in choir or bands. My mom put me through piano and violin lessons since I was young, and eventually, we realized that music was a big passion of mine. Singing naturally became my form of creative expression. It was all very “meant-to-be,” I guess.

HC: What made you want to start a Youtube channel?

AG: My friends. They have always been a support system for my singing and kept asking me to start a Youtube channel. I used to send them videos and voice memos over text and I think they wanted it all in one organized spot.

HC: How has your experience in Treblemakers been?

AG: I’ve loved every minute of it. I didn’t do acapella before college, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when joining the group. Now, I can definitely say I’ve learned a lot more about acapella, performing on stage, and group dynamics. I love that Trebs gives me the opportunity to have a creative outlet every week. Plus, I’ve gotten the experience to perform at some really cool gigs on some pretty fancy stages.

HC: What’s your favorite part about being in an acapella group? Has it changed your campus experience?

AG: It’s so rewarding to be surrounded by talented people. From the beginning, the Trebs have been so welcoming and treat me like family. A lot of Trebs are my closest friends at BU and honestly, without this group, I probably wouldn’t be as happy at BU as I am now.

HC: Favorite songs at the moment?

AG: Definitely “listen before I go” by Billie Eilish. The message of the song is really relatable and when Boston weather gets rainy (which is a lot), that’s my go-to song.

HC: What are your plans for singing in the future?

AG: A part of me has always wanted to pursue singing professionally… I could just never bring myself to fully commit to it. Maybe someday!

HC: Any music related tips?

AG: I don’t think I’m qualified to give music related tips… Honestly, the only thing I can say is that anything is possible! Anyone can sing and anyone can learn any instrument.

The Treblemakers will be having their final concert on Friday, April 26. Stay updated with their events on their Facebook page!

 

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