(WABI) – As part of winning a national award for “From the Top,” one of National Public Radio’s most high-profile shows, 18-year-old Noah Carver will be one of the featured artists on the show with some of the best classical artists musicians in America.
While some kids dream of playing in a Superbowl or the World Series, Noah Carver’s dream was different.
“I was going to bed at night way past bedtime,” Carver said. “I don’t know if my parents ever found out about it, but if they didn’t, now they’re learning. Sorry mom. I would stay up with my headphones listening to “From The Top”. And I thought, ‘Man, I would love to do that.’
“His dad and I are thrilled that Noah is pursuing something he’s passionate about and is looking forward to,” said Suzanne, Noah’s mom. “We couldn’t be prouder of him and all he has achieved, but not just that, just the incredible young man he is.”
Amazing might be an understatement. His singing talent alone makes him unique, but Noah was also born blind. This fall, Noah will begin earning his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. There, he hopes his ability will help him make his mark in music.
“It requires imagination,” Noah said. “Whether you’re blind or not, singing takes intention. It requires a goal. In the end, what’s really important is that I can sing and that I can perform well. I therefore hope that more than my blindness, my capacity as an interpreter will receive priority attention.
Noah’s spin on “From the Top” will air on Maine Public Classical at 5 p.m. on June 5.
You can also hear it this Monday on the “From the Top” website, fromthetop.org.
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