Why SMU? Cool major, unlimited studio time! What I do on campus? Run lights and sound for every band, comedian, and student show, even for a hypnotist! Great memories? Touring France with the Chamber Choir. Favorite SMU professor? A Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist.
The semester is coming to an end, which means that pledging for the Fraternity (Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia) is coming to an end. I love this feeling. I love this group and its great to see people join. If music is a passion of yours and you want brotherhood, look into this group. I have … More >
One of the organizations I am involved in on campus is a group called Open Mic Night (OMN). This group started my freshmen year. The group has taken off since then. We now have about 150 people showing up to everyone we do. This is astounding. OMN meets once a month in the student lounge. … More >
I think, as a music major, it is crucial to spend time in the practice rooms. I think there is a certain magic that happens in those rooms. Especially, when you are there for so long and time just flies by. It is relaxing and it is very necessary for the major. I love that … More >
Every semester as a music major, you a required to attend a certain amount of concerts. Two of them are mandatory recitals and then you can choose which other ones you want to go to. I think it is a very unique experience everytime. For example, this past weekend, Dr. Ned Kirk played a recital … More >
I wanted to take this post to write about a week in the life of a college student. I figured that this would be one of the most enlightening posts I can do. I am trying to give just the weekly scheduled events. Usually, I am a lot busier than this. Each week is very … More >
The concerts are always very different. One can see a jazz show one time or a classical recital. At Saint Mary’s we have had some very interesting people come in and perform. My freshmen year, we had a saxophone player by the name of Dave Liebman come in and teach a masterclass and perform. Dave … More >
This is my favorite week of the entire year. Blue Angel week is what I live for as a music technology kid. Blue Angel is a show that the male music fraternity puts on every year. This year was our 45th anniversary of the show. It is open to students and faculty on campus. People … More >
This year Saint Mary’s has begun the construction of a new dorm on campus. It is going in between the recently renamed Santiago Miller Hall and the high ropes course on campus. The building will offer a large amount of different housing. It will have apartment style rooms with a kitchen and bathroom as well … More >
One of my favorite breaks is the break we get in October. It allows for a revitalizing few days off. I stayed on campus as I live in Georgia and there is no practical reason for me to go 1,000 miles home. I stayed around Winona then I went to visit some other chapters of … More >
That was the busiest three-day week and weekend I think I have ever had. Classes are in full force and we are entering one of my favorite couple of weeks. Every semester there is a big student ran and performed show that is open to the entire campus. The first semester show is called Blue … More >
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