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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.
Five Favorites of 22W
I had a wild term filled with many adventures. I took some time to reflect on my term and celebrate the chaos! Below are my five favorites of the winter term!
- No. 1
Your first winter term at Dartmouth can definitely be an adventure (especially when you don’t come from a snowy place). From my first time ice skating to my first time skiing, this term has revolved around the icy terrain. If the snow looks threatening, trust me that you get used to it. Wearing several layers is your best friend during the winter term! Plus, it always is fun to go sledding.
- No. 2
I took a sculpture class this term to see how I liked the studio art department! I made several big projects and spent dozens of hours in the studio this term. Although studio art classes are very fulfilling, I recommend only taking one when you know you will have time to be in the studio. I definitely will be sad when I don’t go to the studio almost every day next term, but maybe I will take more studio art classes soon.
- No. 3
It would be a gigantic understatement if I said no one had a birthday this term. Almost all of my friends had their birthday this term so there was a lot of celebration for our lives in general. From dances in the common rooms of our dorm buildings to going out to have cute dinners, there were constant celebrations.
Five Favorites of F21
Wow! The first term has finally come to an end! Below are some of my favorite experiences of my Freshman Fall.
- No. 1
My first core experience was meeting many amazing people. As someone who has lived in one town my entire life, it has been amazing to meet so many people from all over the world. In addition, I have spent the last 10 weeks making cool, new friends. With Dartmouth being such a small campus, you can expect to leave your room and say hi to many people on your way to grab lunch or dinner.
- No. 2
Another great experience of mine is joining the DCWE! The wind ensemble has allowed me to meet so many other people who share the same love for music that I do. In addition, it has allowed me to meet some of my closest friends. We have done many events together and have gotten to know each other quite well over this term. It was amazing to have a concert indoors and in person after nearly two years. If you want to know more about the DCWE, check out my post about the DCWE in my profile
- No. 3
Aside from getting to know people, I have loved experiencing my first true foliage here in Hanover. Every day I have walked past beautiful trees of yellows, oranges, and reds. My camera roll is absolutely filled with pictures of the trees and landscapes around campus. On all my hikes, the views at the top have been amazing, and I plan on doing many hikes throughout the rest of my time here.