Majos: Music education
Hometown: Hamburg, Pa.
What attracted you to Westminster Choir College?
I attended Vocal Institute in 2015 at the suggestion of my high school choral director, Dr. Christine Ryan, who is an alumna of the College. After spending two weeks here, I was drawn to the feeling of community and one-on-one education that Westminster offers. I liked the idea of knowing my professors on a personal level.
What are your career aspirations?
After I graduate, I would like to teach elementary music, as well as private voice students, and eventually go back to school to get my master's in either voice pedagogy or music therapy.
What role has donor support played in helping you attain a Westminster education?
Without donor support, I would not be able to afford my education here at Westminster. My back-up school was a state school that had much cheaper tuition, but thanks to the scholarships, grants and other aid I'm receiving, I was able to make this dream a reality.
What have been the most impactful academic or extracurricular experiences at Westminster?
The thing I love the most about Westminster, besides the intimate education, is the vast array of performance opportunities that we receive here. As a junior in college, I have performed in Lincoln Center twice, gone on a choir tour and in the spring I will have competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A-Cappella (ICCAs) and performed in Lincoln Center again as well as the Kimmel Center. All of these performances invite Westminster’s students into a professional performance atmosphere before graduation that many other schools do not or cannot offer.
If given the chance to thank the donors who support the College, what would you say to them?
On behalf of myself and my peers, thank you for all that you do for the students at Westminster. For many of us, this education is something that could not have been attained without your continued support. The experiences granted to us are immeasurable and the education we receive is unmatched. There are no words to express the gratitude of the student body for all that you have done and continue to do to support us.