I originally chose music as my major because it’s something that I’ve been doing since I was really little. It’s just something that I could see myself doing as I grew up. I couldn’t really picture myself doing anything else.
I play piano and percussion, and I also participate in the choir here.
My dream job would be to be a part-time band director/part-time performer who also does private lessons for percussion. What I really want to do eventually, is run an indoor drum corps.
Probably the May Term I took. The Morningside College Choir went to Japan and we got to perform at five different locations, and two of those were with a joint choir. So we sang part of the songs in Japanese, and then they would sing part of the songs in English with us. We also visited an elementary school and all the little kids learned the song, and I got to play piano for that. Our whole choir was crying because it was super cute. We also performed at the Hiroshima memorial, which was a really powerful moment. It was really cool.
When I’m not in class, I’m usually practicing or doing homework. I’m also part of the music fraternity on campus and I just got elected as the Vice President of the Collegiate National Association for Music Educators on campus.
Don’t be nervous about trying new things because I was really reserved my freshman year. I didn’t really actively participate in things I joined. Now as I’ve gotten older, those organizations have become a big part of my life. So, don’t be nervous about trying new things because that’s what college is about.
I really like soccer and just sports in general. I’m not in any sports though because it conflicted with my schedule too much. I follow probably every sport.