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  • Read the full story by Andy Sarroff, published by The Graduate Forum.

    Graduate students in the Digital Musics Program recently traveled to Cologne, Germany, to install their new sound installation, Singer. The installation was chosen by a jury to be exhibited in a public space as part of the 2014 Eight Bridges: Music for Cologne festival.

    Shannon Werle, Carlos Dominguez, Ezra Teboul, and Angela Kim—the artistic...

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  • Kristina Rodriguez Salaverry DDS, MS
    Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

    I moved to New York City after graduation in 2005 for dental school (and later a residency in periodontics) at Columbia University.  Since finishing all my training in 2012, I now work as a Periodontist in private practice in Manhattan and also as an instructor at the dental school.

    My experience being a Music major at Dartmouth solidified my lifelong passion for the arts.  Although I...

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  • I came to Dartmouth expecting to sing and perform, but I certainly didn't expect music to shape and define my Dartmouth career in the way that it did. The Music Department faculty encouraged collaboration and exploration, providing an incredible set of mentors and instructors from whom I could learn and with whom I could perform. Thanks to classes in music theory and history that transformed me into a well-rounded musician, I discovered a newfound confidence and desire to push the boundaries...

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  • David Martosko '91 -- US Political editor, The Daily Mail (London)

    I worked with some wonderful music teachers at Dartmouth, and they encouraged me to attend a top-flight conservatory for a graduate degree in orchestra conducting. The process taught me that sometimes the most important person on stage is the one who works with performers to coax the best out of them, yet doesn't make a sound himself. It's the same dynamic I've found in newsrooms, where an editor can set a publication'...

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  • I was overwhelmed by the talent of my cohort as a Dartmouth freshman. The intimacy of the music department was just what I needed to get a foothold in an unfamiliar place. While I found the music major cumbersome at times with its various requirements, it was a department that offered great access to really accomplished musicians and musicologists from a diverse set of fields. I'm now a professional musician, making a living doing what I love, and I certainly wouldn't be here without my many...

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  • I pursued a double major, including one in music, because I wanted a broad liberal arts education that would prepare me for my future career.
    Studying music at Dartmouth helped me develop my critical thinking skills. The composition classes taught me to translate my ideas into action.
    It was good preparation for my Wall Street career in which I must communicate effectively every day. 

  • My Freshman fall, I was thrown into the Music Department headfirst with an introductory class in Electro-Acoustic music.  From then on, I spent many Friday nights and weekends locked in the music department's BritTrax recording studio, creating my own pieces and playing with new sounds and ideas outside of class.  It was this kind of extra-curricular encouragement, to not only learn the core theoretical elements in the major, but also be inspired and given the tools to experiment on my own...

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  • I was drawn to the music major by the varied, novel coursework and unparalleled intimacy. Even though I did not choose a career in music, the department afforded me with a strong network of advisors and friends to help me find my way. I have been teaching Spanish for the last three years in Connecticut. As a teacher, I place great importance on developing the 21st century skills that I honed through my music studies: communication skills, scholarship, critical thinking, collaboration, and...

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  • I cannot claim to be a concert pianist or professional composer - unfortunately these days my piano and guitar sit dormant more often than not. That said, my major in Music modified with Engineering has served me very well as I've moved into the software field. Discussing complex compositions with a group of intelligent, musical peers is invaluable training for tackling large problems in almost any domain. Musical analysis teaches the value of diverse perspectives, the importance of...

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  • For me as a musician, Dartmouth was a place where anything was possible. I entered as an electric guitar player, thrilled to find a home playing jazz with the Barbary Coast and rocking fraternity parties on the weekends with a great band. I graduated as a music major who had discovered a love of Mozart, cultivated skills on the classical guitar with a great teacher, and spent my entire senior year composing and producing my own opera. It helped to have phenomenal professors like Bill Summers...

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