Major: Piano Performance/Music Therapy
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice? Why?
Who are your biggest influences?
I play classical piano, so Clara Schumann, Marta Agerich. They’re both female pianists. Clara has a great combination of being sweet and then powerful. Marta is a force to be reckon with. She made a name for herself in a man’s world.
Who are you currently listening to?
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The Growlers. Robert Schumann.
What do you want to do with your degree?
I think I want to go into music therapy for troubled teenagers or adolescents. I think I can be influential and help them a lot. And I want to always keep playing piano.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Practice ‘til you feel like you’re gonna die.