It’s not unusual to grow up with dreams of becoming an astronaut, actor, or even president. For one dual-credit Austin Community College student, those childhood dreams are her reality.
Madi Meeks is nominated for two Austin Music Awards from the Austin Chronicle for Songwriter and New Austin Band. Voting is now open and ends Monday, January 21.
“I found out that I was nominated in the middle of the night, after my dad asked if I had seen the nominees. He told me I was up for two not just one. It was really exciting. I remember was screaming and I was on FaceTime with a friend who was also screaming.”
Currently, the high school junior is enrolled in ACC dual credit courses while attending Austin School for the Performing Arts. This summer she plans to take a music production course at ACC.
“Being able to learn more about making my music will only help it get better. ACC has a great music program and this will help me fine tune my songs and take me to the next level in my career.”
Madi first started singing when she was just four-years-old. It wasn’t long until her life became music. She’s a self-taught guitarist and pianist and also learned how to play the mandolin.
Music comes naturally to the 17-year old, who released her first EP (extended play record) in July 2018, titled “For You”.
She expects to release her first album later this year.
Madi plans to continue her education at ACC, when she graduates high school in May 2020, by pursuing her degree in Music Business, Performance, and Technology, before pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a local university.