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Taking music and making it his own

Courtesy Nat Anderson
Nat Anderson, a graduate getting a degree in music and business, has a passion for composing and producing his own songs and said he wants to continue to do that in the future.

Combining music-integrated studies and business administration, Nat Anderson found his passion in the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts.

Although Anderson was born in Glendale, Arizona, he lived almost all of his life in Texas. He decided to make the move back to Arizona after being offered a scholarship and direct admission to Eller College of Management.  

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Originally, Anderson was a pre-business major. He later decided to switch to a major he had more passion for: music studies.

“I couldn’t picture myself going the route of getting a business degree in college and then working for one particular company,” Anderson said.

Anderson’s love for music and creativity inspired him to switch his major and follow his dreams. He plays guitar and piano and uses digital software to bring his music to life. 

“Doing music is almost meditation for me,” Anderson said.

His favorite genre of music is hip-hop, and in the future, he wants to improve his singing and performance skills, as well as record music.

His goal is to save enough money to invest in recording equipment and have his own recording studio to produce music.

At UA, Anderson was part of a project for an environmental science journalism class where he created music for a documentary. 

John Mello, a student in the same class, said Anderson was “very helpful and willing to work with everyone in a professional way.”

Anderson also works as a paper delivery driver for Fast Copy and was briefly involved in Young Life, a youth organization in Tucson aiming to “introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith,” according to its website.

Anderson gained an internship at a recording studio under Wiley Ross, director of the Rec Studio at the UA, in order to get “some experience in a real studio.”

He loves music first and foremost, almost to a fault he said, but doesn’t think it’s steered him wrong. He tells others to “pursue what you love, not because it sounds nice to say, but because you’ll find a way to make everything else work out.”

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