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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.
Favorites From Rome 22X
As I grew older within my small town in the southern United States, I developed a desire to travel the world. Although I was only in Italy for the summer, living in a foreign country has been an influential experience I will never forget.
- No. 1
One of my favorite moments was going to Tuscania for a week to relax and see how only an hour north of Rome changes the culture. It was filled with many exciting things to do, but my favorites were going to a wine farm and a cheese farm. We were taught the process of how their products were made and more importantly why they were important. These people spend their entire years almost at their farms working on their craft with their families and rarely go away for long periods of time. I just loved seeing their energy and love for their businesses. On that early morning at the cheese farm, I remember being struck by how the farmer's knowledge was nothing compared to how much love he had for his herd of animals.
- No. 2
As a music major, I adored going to the opera. It was so beautiful to see how performances were portrayed and directed from an outside perspective. It was so cool to see what my Italian friends thought of the performance, but it was more cool to see them use roman ruins in the background as a part of their set even if it did fit the time and setting.
- No. 3
Before Rome, I never really branched out in my cooking, but this summer I decided to cook a lot more. One of my favorite moments was cooking for my apartment almost every night and sometimes trying new dishes out of Roman cookbooks. I ended up cooking at my professor's apartment a few times and it was just amazing to see how important food is in Italy. Our meals truly united our program together and it was the center of almost every day.