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Joseph Staten

May 2, 2013 Carolyn Quimby 0

  YEAR: First MAJOR: Undeclared HOMETOWN: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. What’s your instrument of choice and why?  Cello is my instrument, for several reasons.  The most prominent […]

Staying True to His Strings

April 28, 2011 Zan Strumfeld 0

Several years ago, 65-year-old Rob Turner decided he would rather make $100 a day as a substitute math teacher than $6 an hour as a hall monitor. His daughter won a scholarship to travel to Washington, D.C. But Turner had trouble finding a job that would pay the airfare without a bachelor’s degree under his belt. After roaming the halls to make ends meet, he is now back in the classroom to pursue a math degree, in addition to something more – mastery of performance and composition in cello. “I figured, ‘Why don’t I take music […]