“Although we’re one of the smallest programs at Western, there are a lot of talented people doing very impressive things here.”
Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
I was very happy with my undergraduate experience at Western, including the diverse opportunities offered and the incredibly knowledgeable faculty that the department employs. As such, I wasn’t ready to leave Western, and I’m very excited to be able to continue my studies in the Music Theory program!
Where’s your favourite place on campus?
I have two favourite places on campus to work. The first is my TA office, because it’s quiet and allows me a private place to focus on my work. The second is the Music Library, because of its knowledgeable research staff and the incredible collection tailored to my program.
Do you belong to any university or community groups?
I am fairly active in the university’s musical theatre community, serving as music director for various productions. Also, I am investigating joining a faculty-based ensemble, as I was a member of these ensembles throughout my undergraduate degree.
Have you worked as a TA or RA? If so, how did this benefit your academic career?
I am currently working as a marking TA. While this is a new and exciting venture for me, I have already gained insight into the creation of theory assignments, and using online class management systems like OWL.
What is your “dream” career?
Being involved in academia in one way or another, particularly as a professor, would be an ideal career path for me, but I’m also interested in careers relating to music theory pedagogy.