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.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass