Music education, trombone
Clubs & organizations:
- Furman Symphony
- Wind Ensemble
- Symphonic Band, Chorale
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Jazz Band
One of my favorite experiences at Furman is attending football games. I'm in the Paladin Regiment Marching Band, and it's awesome to be on the field as Sir Paladin rides while we're playing. Our fans go wild during the halftime show.
Life as a music major
- Why Furman?
As a trombonist, I knew the southeast had some of the best wind programs and I just clicked with Furman. When I came for audition weekend, I had a big, dumb smile on my face while I was showing my dad the campus. That's when I knew I wanted to come here.
- Why did you decide to become a music major?
I can't see myself doing anything else. There's never been anything I liked as much as music or felt more comfortable doing.
- Best experience in the department
I went to Chicago with the wind ensemble and played on Chicago Symphony Center stage. It was intimidating, but amazing.
- Favorite professor
My trombone professor, Dr. Mark Britt. He's so relaxed about everything in such a high-pressure department. He just wants us to play and do what we love.
- Career goals
I want to teach band, but I'm still deciding whether I want to teach at a middle school, high school, or university.
Best of List
- Best study location
The courtyard of our music building. I like to study on my own, so I prefer a place with fewer distractions.
- Favorite activity
- Best thing about Greenville
The options. You can go to the park, get ice cream, or eat at great restaurants.
- Best campus dining spot
Moe's Southwest Grill. You can find it in the Trone Student Center. It's a lot of food and not a lot of money. Usually, I can save some for later.
- Choosing a major
Try everything, and see what really speaks to you. High school doesn't always give you that opportunity. Use your general education requirements as a chance to immerse yourself in a new subject.
- Getting involved on campus
Ask other students what's fun. Your resident advisors and your first-year advisors will tell you plenty of things to do during your freshman year. Talk to your older friends because you'll make plenty.
- Making friends
Talk to people and see what they're interested in. No one wants to be on their own in college, so it's easy to make friends.
- Living on campus