I am currently studying vocal performance at Kent State University. Since graduation, I've taken as a freelance musician singing and performing violin throughout various gigs.
Choosing Mount Union
Before I came to Mount, I already knew many of the music faculty members through their connections with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. After working with them both as a child and a teenager, the choice was simple for me to go to Mount. Their expertise and kindness helped guide me through my undergraduate years and I am forever grateful of the knowledge that they have passed on to me.
I had the blessing to travel to Scotland with the Concert Choir the year before the pandemic started. It was a phenomenal experience learning about Scottish culture and heritage while having the incredible opportunity to sing in such beautiful and historic landmarks. It still baffles me that some of the venues we traveled to were created over a millennium before our time. I am definitely booking a ticket back there whenever I get the chance!
Staying in Touch
I keep in touch with my music education colleagues and friends quite often. I also keep in touch with the Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity. I like to check in to see how my bigs and littles are doing.
A Perfect Fit
Mount Union is a perfect starting step once you graduate from high school. So many of my high school friends were so overwhelmed when they started attending such massive schools like OSU, or even Kent State. However, with how small Mount Union is, it doesn't even feel like you're at a university after your first year. It just becomes your new home
I suppose the only real thing that I want to achieve is an audience who appreciates the art that I have to give them. Albeit if that audience is 10 people in a church or a packed Carnegie Hall, I still want them all to be happy that they came to listen to music.