Photo by Austin Chee Hi APASA blog readers!

My name is Thanya Chat and I’m APASA’s Marketing Director. I was an intern last year, and it’s such an honor to be serving all of you this year on the executive board.

This past Friday night, APASA hosted our second annual Kickoff Concert in EF Hutton Park. This was our first event where we had the help of our 11 incredible new interns, and I have to say it was a ton of fun.

As a minor shift from last year’s concert, we chose to focus this year on showcasing the talents of USC student performers rather than bring in outside artists. However, the quality was undeniably still on par with the professionals, bringing pleasant beats and sounds to the center of University Campus.

Every blanket on the lawn was full as students came to enjoy musical performances from Kazan Taiko, Carrie Zhang, Leo Xia, Jackie Faye, and Doji, as well as enjoy complimentary food from Simpang Asia.

Following the concert, APASA Executive Director Sarah Kim and Events Coordinator Michelle Su also facilitated an incredibly in-depth Q&A, where the artists revealed how they got involved with music, challenges they have faced over the years, and advice they have for budding performers, among other things.

Overall, the event was successful in bringing a good number of students together for an evening of fantastic music, free food, and fun times. And truly, it was a great kickoff to another amazing year of APASA.

Thanya Chat Marketing Director

Photo by Justin Yang

Photo by Justin Yang

Photo by Justin Yang