Jackie Stanitis

Jackie Stanitis
Jackie Stanitis

YEAR: Third

MAJOR: International Business

MINOR: Creative Writing

HOMETOWN: Monroe , N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Viola. I chose viola because when I was a little kid and you had to choose your instrument and I copied my sister. She quit shortly after, but I stuck with it.

What are you involved with musically?

I used to do orchestra here. Now I’m a member of Year On A Mountain and a permanent guest member of Amputations.

Who are your biggest influences?

Flogging Molly. J.S. Bach. People I’ve been around at New Paltz. I’ve jammed with so many people and they have helped shape my own sound.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Gorillaz. Andrew Bird. The Black Keys.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Remember why you did it and have fun. And scales, the not fun part.

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