It's amazing what one summer can do to influence someone.
For Nathan Pacheco, a summer trip to Italy and Brazil, "the summer of dreams," as he puts it, helped him decide to pursue music as a full-time career.
"As I was immersing myself in these incredible cultures and performing," said Pacheco. "I just kept thinking, 'Hey, how do I make this my job?'"
Pacheco said his faith has had a major impact on his career as a musician.
"The feeling when I sing, I feel closer to the Lord. I feel that it can even be a spiritual experience and help me feel close to the Lord like reading my scriptures," said Pacheco. "It helps me not only feel happy because I love music, but it also makes me happy because it helps me feel