Describe yourself: Active, creative, fun

Biggest goal in life: Winning a job in an orchestra

Can't live without: DePaul’s fitness center, The Ray, is a great facility that has so much to offer students, like work-out classes and intramural sports. It’s also just a fun place to hang out with friends and play ping-pong!

Favorite place near DePaul: The top of the Children’s Memorial Hospital parking garage. It has undoubtedly the best view of the Chicago skyline.

Love going to school in Chicago because: I love food, and there are few better places than Chicago to enjoy food.

I've always wanted to: Go to a professional sporting event in Chicago. I’ve never been to a Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks or Fire game. One of these days, I’ll go.

Best place to eat on campus: The Ray Meyer Fitness Center

Thin crust or deep dish? Deep dish at Pequod’s Pizza. If you’ve never been, drop what you’re doing and go straight there.

Favorite quote: “To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.”
– Mark Twain

Dream job: Playing horn in a top tier orchestra

DePaul University’s School of Music appealed to me as a student and as a musician because: The School of Music has a world-class faculty from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, and other professional institutions in the city. Students can reap the benefits of the huge amount of experience and excellence the faculty brings to DePaul.

Being a music major at DePaul, in the heart of Chicago, means: I never have to travel far to see a fantastic musical production. Chicago has an excellent music scene in close proximity to the school. Also, the music community in Chicago is a very tight-knit group, and the urban placement of DePaul allows for many connections and musical friendships to blossom.

After graduation, I plan to: Attend graduate school and continue my study of the horn. I’m looking forward to entering the professional world of horn playing.

Area of Study: Music Performance, French Horn
Graduation Date: June, 2013
Hometown: Granite Bay, California
High School: Granite Bay High School
Awards & Achievements:
  • Kate Richardson Endowed Music Scholarship
Campus Involvement:
  • Intramural Soccer
  • Pep Band
Current Employment:
  • Student Worker, School of Music Office of Admission