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Alumni Interview: Audrey Lackey, #111

Audrey Lackey, #111

“Time management, trusting oneself, and being open to making mistakes…lots of them,” is what Audrey Lackey has to tell us what she learned from her MusicWorx experience.  From Texas to San Diego to Manhattan, NY, see what this singer-songwriter has to say about her time at MusicWorx, Inc.

1. What is your current job?

Contract Music Therapist; singer-songwriter; programming administration (marketing and outreach) at the nonprofit LeAp (Learning through an Extended Arts Program) in Manhattan, New York.

2. Would you say MusicWorx helped you get to where you are today?

MusicWorx absolutely helped me get to where I am today. Not only did the MusicWorx internship play a substantial role in molding me into a better music therapist, it also provided me with lessons and wisdom that I continuously use in the workplace and in my personal life.

  1. What drew you to the MusicWorx internship?

MusicWorx has an impeccable reputation. The internship is ideal for so many reasons, some of which include the eclecticism of populations, knowledgeable supervisors, and, most importantly, having Barbara Reuer as a mentor. Oh, and the sunsets and beaches in San Diego!

  1. What was your favorite moment of your internship experience?

It is difficult to choose just one! I would have to say it is a tie between working as a co-chairman of the auction committee for the 2012 Fiesta! Fundraising event, and volunteering with my co-intern at Camp Erin San Diego. Both experiences were significantly challenging, yet gratifying.

5. Are there any aspects of what you learned at MW internship that best prepared you for your career today?

Time management, trusting oneself, and being open to making mistakes, all of which helped me to become a stronger therapist and person.

6. What was one of your biggest challenges during your internship? 

One of my biggest challenges was learning to trust myself.

7. What was your biggest “aha” moment for your professional and/or personal growth?

It hit me very early on in the internship that I was going to make mistakes. Lots of them. The key is to learn from these mistakes and move on. Realizing this helped me improve on a professional level and a personal level.

8. What would be your one piece of advice to future MusicWorx interns?

It’s no secret that the MusicWorx internship is arduous. Some wise words to live by: “You get out what you put in.” Also, remember to take time for yourself…and breathe.

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