Snapshot: Interview with Daniel Kumapayi

Age: 19

Degree: Freshman, BM in Double Bass Performance

From: Grand Rapids, MI

Question: Why did you want to pursue music as a career?

Daniel: "I was going to double major in music and medicine, and I wanted to be an athlete as well, but I got injured; I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to major in. I could have pursued other things, but, I don’t know, I just like music and I feel like it’s what I should do. I’d love to play in a symphony one day, but I’m also thinking about the business side of it as well. The business of it is not going to be my backup plan, but something that I think will compliment me as a musician and help me make it a lifelong thing."