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FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: Marine Policy
As someone who did not know the ins and outs of marine policy, I loved learning about aspects of the blue economy. This class encourages us to be aware of the human aspect of marine problems regarding coastal erosion, pollution, and climate change. Professor Webster is the coolest!
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: From Beethoven to Now (Modern Classical Music)
I could not recommend this class enough to anyone who goes to this school! Professor Beaudoin has truly influenced me as both a musician and a student. We learn the music from the 1800's to present day including famous composers like Tchaikovsky, but also music by Beyonce and even the music of Dartmouth's professors. This is much more than a music history class. It is a class about music, our lives, and exploring the concept of sonder through musical lens.
SpringHanover, NHFavorite Class: Programming for Interactive Audio-Visual Arts
If you're scared of coding or have a love for music, this is the class for you. This computer science class is cross-listed with music to teach students how to code using a language called processing to learn the basic principles of design through coding. We created several projects throughout the term, but Professor Casey really taught me that there is more to music than I think. For my final, I created an interactive keyboard which created a visual effect for each key that created music which made it a musical instrument! Genuinely such an amazing and fun class that I think people should consider.
SummerRome, ItalyFavorite Class: Reading Rome
Although this class is only offered during the F.I.R.E. study abroad program, it was such an amazing class. I absolutely adored having Professor Canepa teach us about Italy from its politics, music, food, and much much more. This class taught me hands on what Italian culture is through visits to famous landmarks, food tastings, or tours of Italian regions. If you don't want to study abroad, I suggest taking a class with Professor Canepa because she truly is one of my favorite professors I have had yet.
FallHanover, New Hampshire
I was on an off term, but decided to live on campus to join a fraternity and work in town. I took the time to write music for one of my friend's short films and learned a lot about the film music industry.
WinterHanover, New HampshireFavorite Class: Creative Music Theory II
Dr. Moseley has been one of my most favorite professors by far. I have loved taking this class to divulge into my musical passion through creating music and learning about ways to create music. If you are interested in taking a music class, I highly recommend Dr. Moseley if you find a class with him that interests you!
SpringVienna, AustriaFavorite Class: Special Studies Music Abroad FSP
I took this class with composer Miguel Kertsman who was incredibly knowledgeable in every type of compositional technique that I wanted. I study electronic music composition with him to understand music digital signal processing better.
Photos from Vienna FSP
Although I am currently on campus for Sophomore Summer, I wanted to look back on my study abroad in Vienna, Austria by looking through my camera roll. Join me!
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One of my absolute favorite moments from my study abroad was going to Salzburg, Austria, for two days. It was just stunning to see the nature surrounding the city, and the people we interacted with were incredibly friendly. On our tour, we saw many spots where Mozart worked and other composers traveled and some spots where The Sound of Music was filmed!
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One of our day trips was to a town near Vienna, and it was such an amazing trip. It was a cultural excursion teaching us about the ways of living in these smaller towns. In this picture, I am sliding down a farmer's hill so we could get back on the road and say hello to the farmers.
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Prague Kafka Sculpture
This moment was probably the highlight of my entire study-abroad trip. Luckily, we all got a one-week break in the middle of our trip due to Austria having many national holidays and the academic schedule we had. Therefore, I did my first solo trip around Europe and visited many cities. However, my biggest decision was to see this sculpture in Prague, Czechia, which I had been interested in for several years: Franz Kafka - Rotating Head by David Cerny. I facetimed my friends and had them watch the sculpture move with me for an hour. I definitely recommend seeing this statue if you ever go to Prague.
Learning about the Equestrian Team
Recently, I interviewed my friend, Grace Silverman '25, to learn what she does on the equestrian team.
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How long have you been horseback riding? Why did you start?
Hello! My name is Grace Silverman, and I'm a '25 studying Environmental Studies and Public Policy. I started taking horseback riding lessons in sixth grade. After my elementary school graduation, my mom was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. My parents signed me up to take lessons with a friend over the summer while my mom was going through treatment. Thankfully, my mom is fine now, but I loved being at the barn and riding so much that I kept it up.
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Could you describe what being on the Dartmouth Equestrian team is like?
I’ve really enjoyed being on the team. We are one of the smaller teamsnwith usually around a dozen or more riders on the roster. Our small size definitely improves team cohesiveness. Small practices give me the chance to talk with and get to know all my teammates, and they were some of the first friends I made when I got to Dartmouth.
Dartmouth owns a barn in Etna, NH, which is a 15-minute drive from campus. Morton Farm is in a beautiful spot in the hills with plenty of turnout space for the horses. There is an indoor arena attached to the barn for winter practices in addition to an outdoor jump arena and a dressage court. There is also some good trail riding on the property, so sometimes we have fun hacking out while the weather is nice.
While competing in the fall and spring, we practice 4-5 days a week. We also lift in Floren varsity gym twice a week. Our coaches Tenley Walsh and Megan McGill are very experienced, and the team has a string of 16 fantastic horses for us to practice and compete on. During practices, we receive a lot of feedback so we can put in the best ride possible in the show ring.
The team competes in equitation over fences and on the flat; however, team members have experience in several different disciplines (jumpers, hunter, eventing, saddle seat). I have a hunter background and was on an IEA team in high school.
Team practices are a significant time commitment, but there are many available resources to help us effectively manage our workload. The Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) program offers academic support and career counseling services
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What is your favorite memory with the team?
One of my favorite memories with the team is traveling to Lynchburg, Virginia over spring break. Switching to NCEA has given us the opportunity to travel to competitions farther away. Through these trips, I have gotten to spend much more time with my teammates visiting places across the US that I’ve never been to before. Traveling to ECAC conference championships with the team this year was special because the whole team got to be in Virginia together.