october, 2020

23oct17:3018:30Event OverVirtual EventHow MUN Impacted My Future as a Musician and EducatorWalter Simonsen17:30 - 18:30 UTC Event Type :Day 1,MUN Impact Global Summit 2.0,Session 6 Event TagsDay 1,SDGs All,Session 6

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Come learn about how Model United Nations has shaped my life and career in music. MUN helped give me the confidence to stand and perform in front of a crowd and the leadership skills needed to run a band, conduct an orchestra, and captivate an audience. MUN has also helped give me a global mindset which has made my life immeasurably richer. I hope that from hearing my story, you will feel emboldened to take on your next challenge and to see the bigger picture. At the very least, come for the music.

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Walter Simonsen is one of the most in-demand young musicians in the Los Angeles/Hollywood music industry. He is an alum of University of North Texas and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He holds his DMA in Jazz Studies. He has performed with a wide variety of musicians, including Steve Miller, Grammy Award winner Mary Mary, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Bob Mintzer, Radiohead, Of Monsters and Men, and Alicia Keys. He has also performed in the 50th and 51st Grammy Awards and the 62nd Golden Globes. He is currently on faculty for the Colburn School of Music Jazz Workshop. Model United Nations was an integral part of his academic career in high school. He attended between five and eight conferences a year and served as the Security Council chair at his home conference for 2 years. During his four years, he received 10 gavel awards.

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(Friday) 17:30 - 18:30 UTC

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