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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I have been a part of MannerMusik, an all-male acapella chamber choir that is student directed. I have now been the music director of this ensemble for the past two years (2016-2017). This experience has meant the world to me, not just because I get to practice leading a choir of my own, but because, once a week, I get to sing with some of the best guys that I know.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I hope to go out into the field of music education and spread the love and importance of music to students everywhere. I believe that music is a very important subject that teaches not only performance and practice skills, but life and social skills as well. One cannot be a part of music without making an impact on someone else, and I hope to demonstrate this in my teaching and show students how much influence they can have on people through the music that they make.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a double major in Voice Performance and Music Education. I am the class of 2017. I will be graduating with my Bachelor of Music in the Spring of 2017 and my Bachelor of Music Education in the Fall of 2017.
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Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
In addition to being the music director of MannerMusik, I am also an intern with the choir department of UMD. Through this, I have gotten to experience the administrative side of running a choir program which has immensely helped me gain practical skills such as creating concert programs and organizing music for ensembles among other jobs. My favorite part about the internship is that through it, I get to a chance to meet all of the students involved with choir, whether they are music majors or not. I feel an immense joy when I see students who love music so much that they take the time to put it into their schedule even if it is not what they are primarily studying.