Two Minutes with Jared Cavaliere
What are you studying?
I am studying a Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts.
What brought you to Wesley Institute?
The great sense of community and the fact that it is a Christian college, but doesn't push its beliefs; rather, Wesley Institute encourages everyone to find themselves and develop community.
What are your career aspirations?
To be a full time session drummer and serve at church: Love God and Make music.
How are you being challenged in your classes and projects?
I am being challenged to find a goal and pursue it; going after it hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure what you want to do when you finish…the aim of the 3 years is to prepare you, and mold you into the person you were called to be.
How have the professors and lecturers at Wesley Institute supported you in your study?
They have encouraged us to pursue our dreams, be the best we can, find ourselves, and they have prepared us for life and what it holds!
What makes Wesley Institute unique to you?
Wesley offers something else that no other college can. The atmosphere is hard to explain. We all want to excel in our craft, but nothing is more important than relationships, and developing them and creating an atmosphere of community. The unity in the college is amazing! And the chance to have fun, and be crazy, and find yourself is where its at! And meeting people with similar interests, forming connections...and you know what they say, “come to Wesley, find a wife” haha.
What does the integration of faith and the arts mean to you and what place does drama, dance, graphic design, music, etc. hold in the Kingdom of God?
A massive place! God spoke the world into existence. 2 major art forms there: drama (the use of words), and music, (the idea of soudwaves created). Music is something that is in all of us. We were created to be creative. To what extent we will only find out as we continue on this journey. True art comes from the soul, not just the mind. True music will stir emotions you never knew you had. Plays will reveal something about human nature and make us rethink ourselves. Pictures say a thousand words. Dance expresses something and tells a story. The part we play is massive. And I’m still on that journey to discover it!!!
What is your favourite aspect of life at Wesley Institute?
The sense of community, chilling with everybody, and making awesome friends.
What is the best memory you have at Wesley Institute?
Spiro camp, and various tours for choirs, and the spontaneity of having 30 boys all being bored, and coming up with crazy games!
What has been your proudest moment as a student?
Playing music that I never though I could ever play, and seeing people rise up to their potential.
Why should other students come to Wesley Institute?
For the fun, fellowship and professional development. We have the country’s top players in the music industry teaching here! That’s no joke. The wealth of experience in this place is amazing. Better things are yet to come! We have an amazing board with a fantastic vision, and awesome staff who want to see us excel in growth, in God and in our chosen craft. You will find new friends, discover God, and find talents you never knew you had.
And Just For fun…
Who inspires you?
God, but also my many drumming heroes!
How do you unwind after a long day of classes?
Chilling with the boys, laughing, drumming. Living life to the full!
What was the first CD you bought?
CCC3 youth albulm (about 10 years ago)
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Jesus, Michael Jordan, Old spice guy, Jeff Pocaro.
What is your favourite movie?
Too many to list..Shawshank Redemption!
Most hated chore on the household chore list?