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Music Department gets ready to receive new and returning students

08.15.2022 | By:

The next time you're on campus, come check out the new renovations in the music department. Those are thanks to the hard work and vision of music coordinator Kristen Carlini and music student workers Lauren Bolding and Anna Lang.

The three of them, along with the volunteer assistance of psychology alumni Phoenix Carlini '19, embraced the cause of giving the music building a refresh after receiving cans of paint, a ladder and a few brushes from the facilities department.

Two months of intense hard work of painting walls, cataloging music scores, managing instrument inventory, digitizing student records, shredding old paper records and decorating walls have made the music department feel like a home — a place in which students and faculty "live" for most of the week.

"To be a music major means to spend the rest of the time you are not in class studying, practicing, rehearsing, getting to know one another and attending concerts," said Dr. Ilka Araújo, chair of the music program. "It is really not an exaggeration to say music students and faculty basically live in the music department."

The sense of feeling at home will surely impact the lives of student commuters and part-time faculty who will want to stay on campus a little bit longer.

Students and faculty are very thankful for the efforts of these four amazing heroes!