Amazing Kid: Callum Amacher

“I would love to design and program video games, maybe for Nintendo or Valve or even my own company someday — and also compose the music for them. I’d love to live in Japan someday, so to work for Nintendo there would be awesome.

kids_callumAGE: 12
RESIDES: Uniontown
GRADE: 7
SCHOOL: Lake Middle School
FIVE OF CALLUM’S FAVORITE THINGS: Music, Science, Video games, Writing, Tennis
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE CALLUM: Friendly, Funny, Techie

FUTURE PLANS:
“I would love to design and program video games, maybe for Nintendo or Valve or even my own company someday — and also compose the music for them. I’d love to live in Japan someday, so to work for Nintendo there would be awesome. But I also want to be a scientist and work with computers, and if by then they have not created a computer that can think or learn for itself, then I want to work hard and create one. I would also love to be a concert pianist.”

ABOUT CALLUM:
“This kid is a wunderkind,” said M.J. Albacete, director of the Canton Museum of Art. “This kid is brilliant.” Read a few of the blogs Callum writes for the Canton Symphony Orchestra (find it at www.callumndad.com) and you’ll see what Albacete means. Twelve-year-old Callum loves the symphony and writes about his experiences there along with his dad, Brett. He also takes tapes pre-concert chats and interviews with the conductor and other members of the symphony.

“I got to interview Gerhardt Zimmermann, their music director, and that was my favorite video that I made. I love to go to Canton Symphony concerts, but those are not the only concerts I like. I love to go to jazz and rock concerts too,” Callum said. The seventh-grader also takes piano and trombone lessons, loves video games and has started to learn Japanese.