Hello! My name is Chase and I am a '25 from South Carolina. I'm currently considering studying more film scoring and video game composition to learn about writing music for movies and games! But when I'm not hanging out with friends or doing classwork, you can find me composing music. I'm involved in the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (DCWE), Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra (DCO), and the fraternity Zeta Psi.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
For the D-Plan, do students take classes for all four quarters a year or can they take one quarter off a year?
Although the D-Plan seems complicated, I truly have enjoyed learning about how I will be able to plan out my next four years at Dartmouth. Almost all students take a quarter off a year instead of taking classes all four quarters during the year. The "D-Plan" refers to the quarter system Dartmouth students follow which gives them the opportunity to decide when they take classes and when they're on break. However, students can be on break and participate in internships or still be on campus doing research; students can also study abroad while they take classes.
First year students are required to take residence terms (quarters in which they're enrolled in classes) during their fall, winter, and spring quarters. In addition, two of the three quarters of a student's senior year must be residential terms, and students must complete one residence term during one summer. Typically, students will choose to take their summer quarter after their sophomore year which is known as sophomore summer.
Leave terms are quarters when students are not enrolled. Students will take one leave term during a fall or spring term, and most likely will take one during the summer. Leave terms provide students opportunities for internships and research. The D-Plan allows students to pursue internships or research at any time of the year instead of only during the summer. Dartmouth provides support for leave-terms ranging from finding funding for your plans or even finding opportunities through the alumni network. However, leave terms can also be a time to relax at home with family or any way a student would like.
Around half a century ago, the Polish-American mathematician Marek Kac posed a rather intriguing question: Can you determine the shape of a drum by listening to its sound? Surprisingly, it took a while before we could answered this question..
I often think back at the Why Dartmouth essay. Would I answer this question differently now? Yes. Would I know how to squeeze everything in 100 words? Still no, but I would love to share my new "Why Dartmouth" as a Dartmouth first-year.
Many STEM courses at Dartmouth have a "Lab" component. What does this mean? Take a look inside of one of the STEM "Lab" courses here: Ecology! This week, we investigated Aquatic Invertebrates in local streams.