Singer, Camille Aragones, started her career at the tender age of three. Her parents are from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Her latin background is always featured in her music. Camille has recorded two Christian albums. Her music has been featured on 3ABN, Oak Pointe church in Novi, as well as gives concerts around the United States and Puerto Rico. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. In addition to her passion for music, Camille has a love of serving others as a nurse.
Seven Questions with Camille Aragones
What is your instrument? voice, flute, percussion...: Voice
Our slogan summarizes Seven Pillars' values: cross-cultural, music, beauty, connection, exploration, collaboration and illumination. Which values drive you?: Connection, collaboration, music, and education
Aside from the digital world, how do you connect with music and/ or others? How do you portray that intimate connection with others through music?: Community, church, and concerts. I portray an intimate connection with others through song writing. I try to express the meaning of the song and how it applies to my life. I draw inspiration from that.
How do you explore and expand your boundaries? For Seven Pillars' this can mean exploring new musical styles, places, and people.:
Getting out of my comfort zone. Trying new styles of music, meeting new people. Five years ago, I reached out to a new church and expanded my genre and my abilities as a performer to lead others into worship then learning how to bring others to the presence of God.
What music are you currently working on? What styles of music do you feel most at home with? What makes you expand beyond your perceived limitations?:
Praise and Worship. I feel most at home with Latin praise and worship with a twist of gospel. Studying other artists online, and via concerts help me tap into creativity and growth.
Being a musician can be lonely-as you take time to get to know the piece, composer, style...on the flip side, collaborating with others brings immense joy-especially when all parties are on the same page, with the same goals. How do you collaborate with others?:
I need to! Through church from the praise and worship team. With other musicians, singers, and upcoming artists.
Speaking of joy, what illuminates your musical spirit?:
I have had encounters with patients in hospitals as a nurse. And have been able to lift their spirits through song which brought them joy as well as me.
Please share a pivotal experience that brought you to where you are today - Where your current musical life lies. For example, are you an educator, entrepreneur, performer (what type of ensembles do you work with?), student, or a combination. Most artists have a dream project in mind. What dreams and goals are you willing to share?:
My parents saw a gift in me for music and inspired me to start singing at a young age of 3.
I want to expand my YouTube channel as a musical artist with music videos, original songs, and stories behind the music. I would love to see my children learn how to play an instrument and perform, making music a part of their day to day life. My daughter is already doing this! My 2 year old son gravitates to the piano and guitar on a daily basis showing me signs of a musical soul.
Bonus* Where can people find you on social media? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat...:
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