Editors note: David Holloway, famed opera singer from Gas, recently delivered the commencement address at the New Mexico School of the Arts, where his son, Robin, and daughter-in-law Kate, are teachers. David Holloway recently retired as director of the Apprentice Singers Program with the Sante Fe Opera.
Here are excerpts of his delivery.
As high school graduates, you are at the beginning of independent lives. The big decisions and a lot of daily ones are up to you. How do you go about making your way as an artist and as an adult?