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Time Signatures: Measures of Tomorrow’s Musicians - Jacob Efthimiou

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Jacob Efthimiou is a cellist from Delhi, New York.  He grew up playing music with his brother and two sisters. They would play for Christmas and other festivities throughout the year. He just finished his first year at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Jacob is a runner. He kept up his hobby for the first few weeks in Aspen but had trouble fitting it into his schedule, and breathing in the thin air. Jacob says that he has learned a bunch so far at the school, but has had trouble applying the new information just because his musical mind is still expanding.

  “Your standard skyrockets, and it takes a little while for your technical skill and understanding of music and everything to catch up with this new standard that you have, because you see the larger world of music and how high-level it can be," says Efthimiou.

 

Before picking music, Jacob was big into science. Math too. It took him until his senior year of high school to decide that music was his calling.

 

“If I wasn’t doing music, I would probably be studying math or physics or engineering. But then again, I really have no idea. It’s hard to imagine what life would have been like.

 

Jacob’s brother also is at the Aspen Music School this year. Jacob said that the drive across the country was more fulfilling than flying out.  He’d never seen the mountains before, aside from being in Denver.

 

“That was just a really awesome experience for me. Just to see every stop along the way, rather than flying from one place to the other”

 

 

Jacob Efthimiou is a cellist from Delhi, New York. He grew up playing music with his two brothers and sister. They would play for Christmas and other festivities throughout the year. He just finished his first year at Oberlin College in Ohio.

 

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Jacob is a runner. He kept up his hobby for the first few weeks in Aspen but had trouble fitting it into his schedule, and breathing in the thin air. Jacob says he has learned a bunch so far at the school, but has had trouble applying the new information just because his musical mind is still expanding.

 

JACOB AX2: 20S

“Your standard skyrockets, and it takes a little while for your technical skill and understanding of music and everything to catch up with this new standard that you have, because you see the larger world of music and how high-level it can be. “

 

REPORTER:

Before picking music, Jacob was big into science. Math too. It took him until his senior year of high school to decide that music was his calling.

 

JACOB AX3: 16s

“If I wasn’t doing music, I would probably be studying math or physics or engineering. But then again, I really have no idea. It’s hard to imagine what life would have been like.

 

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REPORTER:

Jacob’s brother also is at the Aspen Music School this year. Jacob said the drive across the country was more fulfilling than flying out. He’d never seen the mountains before, aside from being in Denver.

 

JACOB AX4: 9s

“That was just a really awesome experience for me. Just to see every stop along the way, rather than flying from one place to the other”

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