Music Performance and Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies double major
Kirksville High School
University Symphony Orchestra
Thundara String Quartet
What do you like best about Truman?
I really enjoy the small class sizes and the emphasis put on individual attention. I would not have had nearly as good of a college experience without the special personal attention of several faculty members as well as students.
What has surprised you about Truman?
The amount of new and talented people that I meet every year never ceases to amaze me.
What do you like most about your classes?
I enjoy being able to have a discussion with my teachers on a level plane where learning is both ways.
What do you feel is unique about Truman?
I enjoy the diversity of the people you have in every class. You very rarely spend an entire day without being in a class with people of numerous other majors. It really keeps the class in an open minded state.
Have you studied abroad, done an internship, or participated in undergraduate research?
I have studied abroad twice. The first time, I traveled to Italy with a music program and studied violin and Italian art music culture for two weeks. Then, this past summer I studied in China (mostly in Shang Hai) for two months. On top of studying the Chinese language, I spent a month studying the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. I hope to use this instrument as a focal point of my interdisciplinary study for the next year.