Musician Casey McQuillen visited the Parlin School last week to deliver an inspirational message about her personal triumph over bullying through songwriting and performing.
McQuillen talked to the students about her song, “Skyscraper,” and how the lyrics build self-esteem and reveal the importance of standing tall and not letting anyone tear you down.
McQuillen, a student at Berklee College of Music, became the only freshman to be featured in Singer’s Night and Singer’s Showcase, Berklee’s most prestigious annual concert. She has a YouTube channel that has amassed over 1 million views. She has released four singles and music videos with great acclaim, adding to her two previously released albums “Enough” and “Passenger Seat”, which are both available on iTunes. In July of 2012, Casey won the Cape Cod Summer Star Competition.
Throughout 2013, McQuillen performed as the lead female singer in the award winning wedding band, “The Boston Common Band.” She auditioned for this season of American Idol and her audition city, Omaha, will air on January 30, 2015. The Parlin School Grade 7 and 8 students were very appreciative of McQuillen’s efforts and wish her continued success!