Nick Brown '09

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 threading together creativity and analytical rigor, and is perfect training for looking at the big picture without losing sight of intricate details. I often look back fondly on my term abroad in London and am amazed by the opportunity we were given to listen to, think about, discuss, analyze and explore music in depth every day for ten weeks. I wouldn't trade that experience and what I learned studying Music at Dartmouth for anything.