Her love of music began at a young age but it was not until high school that Felicity Patterson discovered her talent for singing.
Originally a flutist, Felicity did not start singing until Year 7 when she joined the Chevalier College choir.
"I began enjoying music in Year 2 when my teacher saw my ability to play and enjoy music," she said.
"She suggested I get lessons for the flute which I did."
She continued studying the flute until Year 7 when her teacher left for America.
When she began at Chevalier College, she was encouraged by her Year 7 music teacher and the school's head of music Mrs Waples to start singing.
"Music became my happy place, a way for me to relieve myself from the struggles of reality," she said.
It was another of her teachers who suggested she join the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster.
Her Year 11 teacher Mrs Green encouraged Felicity to get in touch with Richard Lane.
"She thought he would nurture my abilities and help me to grow and expand in music."
Felicity has been with the Vocal Muster since December 2019 and was keen to have extra support as she is in the middle of her HSC this year.
Already she has found it to be a valuable experience.
"Richard has always pushed me to have faith in myself and he has changed my mindset from being a set one to a growth one which has made me a better person as a whole, in all aspects of my life.
"From my short time I have met so many different people who I work with doing duets and just having fun. I have also been lucky enough to perform in front of thousands of people which makes me feel a sense of achievement."
But there is still plenty more Felicity wants to achieve.
Being a part of the Vocal Muster, she hopes to be able to build a solid network, expand her social circle and become more confident.
Felicity will be part of the virtual concert the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster will hold later this month.
At the moment, Felicity's focus is on achieving a band six in her HSC.
When she has finished studying, her options are wide open.
"I just want to see where the music takes me which is all I can wish for."
The virtual concert will be on July 18 with 10 students performing a few songs each. The concert will be broadcast online, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
Visit https://wvmuster.com.au/ to find out more about the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster.
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