Me and other Saxophones on Game Day
1 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
So far I haven't really recieved any leadership roles, however I have been able to volunteer my time in giving singing lessons.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
I am very grateful for this scholarship. I cannot be more thankful that I am being supported in my singing. Singing and music is my life, and this scholarship is helping my dreams become a reality. I hope to make my donor proud by working hard and practicing every day.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
One of the reasons I chose UMD was because my two older sisters graduated from here. Also, the music program at the University of Maryland is great. Already in my freshman year I am observing schools and learning what it means to be a teacher. I feel that I am constantly learning here at UMD. I feel that this campus is special because there are so many types of people, and everyone is so friendly. In the music department I have been able to make many friends, and I have been supported by my peers as well as my professors. The amount of dedication and talent I experience every day is special.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I will make a positive difference in the world by creating a classroom where every child is accepted, and through music, children are taught to express themselves.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a Vocal Music Education Major. I am a freshman in my second semester and I will be graduating in 2019.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Cinnaminson, which is located in New Jersey.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite class at UMD is my Music Education class. In this class I am learning how to become a music teacher. I am able to experiment and demonstrate lesson plans I have to my peers and receive feedback. Also I am already visiting schools and observing. Through these observations I am able to see what a real classroom environment is like, and observe how students will really act. I find the class very informational as well as very fun! For extracurricular activities I am involved in the UMD Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, and the Mighty Sound of Maryland. I love performing in these ensembles. From these rehearsals and performances I have made many friends and memories, and I couldn't be more honored to be accepted into these ensembles.