ALBION COLLEGE: Josh Mcgarry, '19, Masters Music, Science, Tennis at Albion

Albion College issued the following announcement on March 26.

The work it takes to hone skills in music and athletics is not mutually exclusive.

Hours of rehearsal are required in advance of a recital. And, in the same way, hours of training are necessary to prepare for a tennis match.

Albion College senior Josh McGarry should know.

A music performance major with a pre-med concentration and minors in chemistry and kinesiology, McGarry plays on the No. 1 court for the Britons men's tennis team.

"I came in thinking I needed a four point (grade point average) and I let that pressure build," McGarry said. "I realized the grade point average is not everything. I made time for academics, tennis and a social life. My perspective has changed. Everything I do is stuff I enjoy. I'm not doing it because I have to.

"I came here because I knew I could double major – study science and music – while playing tennis," he continued. "One thing can't be everything. You can't sacrifice what you are passionate about."

With his senior music recital coming up this semester, McGarry says there is no secret to success. It comes from consistent hard work, self-discipline and communication between music faculty and coaches.

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