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Hi! I am a sophomore music therapy major here at Western. My primary instrument is voice (soprano). I'm from Jenison, a small town just outside of Grand Rapids, where I attended Jenison High School. I was very involved in music and theatre there, and carried my love for it into college!
You know those nifty tests you take during high school that help guide you toward a career? Well that is where I discovered music therapy! You may be asking yourself what music therapy is and, in short, I like to describe it as using music to reach nonmusical goals. Shortly after making this discovery, I learned that Western has the best program in Michigan. Upon visiting campus several times, once for a tour, and other times for performances, it was an easy decision to choose WMU. After being accepted to the University, I had a separate audition for the School of Music and music therapy program, and I was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to go for my dream. The College of Fine Arts and Western, in general, present so many wonderful opportunities you just cannot find anywhere else, and that was apparent to me from the beginning.
Some groups I'm involved in on campus include the women's chorus Cantus Femina and also Grand Chorus. I am in Alpha Lambda Delta, an honors society. I am also a part of our LGBTA and ally group, OUTspoken. This is my second year living in the fine arts housing on campus, where I have met my closest friends.