♬♪ ✿✿✿ ISABELLA✿✿✿ ♬♪
A young angelic violinist whose dream had always been to become an Angel of Music was faced with a continuing struggle to improve. Having advanced enough to reach the intermediate level, Azarael just couldn’t manage to breach the advanced-level threshold.
But, just when he was at the point of giving up, he was greeted by an anonymous spirit who promised to help him get to that next level. Without truly understanding the spirit’s motives Azarael follows him blindly and begins to progress once again.
The story follows Azarael as he works to climb to the top of the charts in the Angel of Music Tournament and offers some insight on exactly what it takes to make it in Heavenly society.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ISABELLA
Q: When did you realize that you wanted a career in music?
“Singing and dancing is basically my life. I mean....[laughs].
It's always felt like second nature to me, and pursuing a career in it just seemed like a given.“
Q: How did you choose your instrument?
"Oh my gosh. There was this scene in one of the BELLA stage shows where I was like...
this...colonist? It was a jokey historical bit, but I had the white hair and this little flute, a fife, and I had to sing and do this little march?
I had no idea how to play an instrument at that time, but my dad made me practice until I had the song down. I had this Yankee Doodle thing going on and it was so goofy but so much fun!
So when I decided to enter the music tournament I was like YEP, TOTALLY GONNA PLAY THE FLUTE. NOT A FIFE. THE BIG ONE.
I didn't realize how different the two of them were, though.;;"
Q: Who’s your biggest inspiration?
“Oh golly...I don't even know. I'm inspired by so many different angels. I can't pick just one and I feel like if I try to name them all I'll leave someone out, and then they'll see this and feel bad."
Q: What’s your favorite genre of music?
“I love pop! Classical is nice too. Also, heavy metal is pretty neat....but don't tell anyone I said that."
Q: Do you believe that angels with certain skills should have to compete for their titles?
“Hmmmm. Yes and no?
I mean I know why they have to do it that way. I just don't think it's fair that some angels have to compete while others don't?
If one group has to do it, everyone should.“
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Angel of Music Tournament?
“Performing on all those fancy stages! The competitions are also super fun to dress up for sometimes. Like when they have themes?“
Q: What’s your least favorite thing about the Angel of Music Tournament?
“I really don't like how rude the judges are sometimes. I mean.... you could tell a person that their playing was bad without being a total jerk."
Q: What advice would you give to someone who’s younger than you and planning to enter the tournament when they’re older?
“Do your best and have fun!
Oh, and avoid the Limbo competitions if you can. Yikes.“