June 1, 2020

Faces of the Fountains: Jacob Jurewicz

Do you have a quote that you live by?

“I think just being yourself is really important…understanding that what you feel is right for you.”

Jacob Jurewicz is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Music in music technology at Capital University. He is a guitar player who performs in both the Jazz Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Percussion Ensemble. In addition to playing music, Jurewicz enjoys tennis and watching football and Seinfeld.

Where did you go to high school?

“Kenmore East…it’s in Tonawanda, New York.”

How did you find Capital?

“My band program was what advertised the school, and that’s why I chose to look into it, and the Music Tech program looked very interesting.”

Capital University puts on the Reading Clinic, which is an event that hosts both band directors and high school students for a weekend every year in November. The email invitations for this event go out to Ohio band directors, and a few in New York and Texas. Performing in the Reading Clinic on saxophone was Jurewicz’s first time on Capital University’s campus.

What is the best thing that has happened to you this week?

“My family came up this weekend, I really enjoyed that.”

What is your greatest struggle at the moment?

“Probably being away from home…I’m more used to it this year. My [twin] brother isn’t here this semester, so it’s a little different.”

Since you’re not from the area, do you have any favorite things about Columbus?

“I like the city a lot. It’s bigger than Buffalo [New York], I enjoy going downtown.”

Are there any specific places you like going downtown?

“I’m still learning the area. I’m doing food delivery with Skip the Dishes. That’s helping me, driving around the area.”

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

“I would choose Brazil. I think because first of all I enjoy [and] am exploring the music that comes out of there… also the diverse culture and, like, national aspects too.”

Is there anywhere else that you have on your travel list?

“Probably lots of places to be honest… France. I took French in high school, and it’s very culturally interesting. If I brushed up on some of my French skills, I might be able to understand some stuff…maybe.”

What’s your hidden talent?

“I guess it’s not a hidden talent. [I have] perfect pitch, that’s not something that everyone knows.”

What’s adding value to your life?

“Music obviously; listening to different styles. You kind of realize what all is really out there.”

In the future, Jurewicz hopes to be able to produce an album. His dream job is to someday work in a recording studio, doing both producing and engineering. He doesn’t have a specific city in mind, but is open to wherever opportunity takes him!

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