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 adaptability. I will always think back very fondly upon the countless (and windowless!) hours spent in the Hopkins Center basement.