I’m a member of the Class of 2018 from Johnson City, Tennessee, majoring in Music.
Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:
Activities on campus:
Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Kindred Spirit a Cappella, Manna and PFA Christian Fellowship
Why I decided to study the humanities:
To know and influence whither we go, we must know whence we come.
What I have gained from the humanities:
I have gained profound perspectives and insights, yet I have been humbled in realizing the vanity of pursuing wisdom and knowledge. Yet, finding kindred spirits in history gives me both comfort and humility that I am not alone in my wrestlings.
I hope to discover signs of the divine in Chinese folk music (this summer) and transform it into a composition. My fall JP was a close reading of a pro-American pamphlet written by an English radical female historian in response to the Intolerable Acts in 1775. My spring JP will most likely examine favela communities in Rio de Janeiro during the transition from dictatorship to democracy in the 1980s.