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Meet the Majors - Performance - Anna Rumboldt

Anna Rumbolt was born and raised in Gander, Newfoundland. She recently completed her Bachelor of Music degree (Honours) majoring in Vocal Performance at Memorial University’s School of Music, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Schiller. She is currently completing her Masters in Performance Pedagogy at MUN studying with Dr. Jane Leibel.

Read our interview with Anna Rumboldt, B.Mus. '21, M.Mus. '23!

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Music and Ecology Student Projects

This past term, students of the brand-new course MUS 4005/6905 Music and Ecology explored the complex relationships between sound, music, humans/nonhumans, and the environment. Taught by Dr. Meghan Forsyth, students examined how humans create, express, and sustain their relationships their surrounding environments through music through a series of global case studies and creative projects. Throughout the course, St. John’s-based composer and sound artist Benton Roark provided additional feedback on student projects. 

The creative projects that culminated from this course combined ideas about music, ecology, and place to produce new works, including some mixed media works, recordings, podcasts, sound maps, sound walks, and creative writing.

Explore some examples of the Winter 2022 Music and Ecology student projects!

Sail Away to the Sea - A Signal Hill Soundwalk

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Meet the Majors - Comprehensive - Kendra Sutton

Kendra Sutton grew up in Goulds, NL but is currently living in beautiful downtown St. John’s. She studied voice at Memorial University with the lovely Meghan Herder and graduated in April 2021. Kendra is now thoroughly enjoying the Music Ed. as a Second Degree program at Memorial. She is eager to complete her internship this coming September, and excited to graduate in December and dive into the wonderful world of teaching! 

Read our interview with Kendra Sutton, B.Mus. '21, B.Mus.Ed. '22!

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Meet the Majors - Composition - Jack Etchegary

Jack Etchegary graduated from Memorial University's School of Music in 2018 with a BMus (Hons) in Composition. He is currently finishing a MMus in Instrumental Conducting, graduating in April 2022! Jack is from St. John's, NL and upon graduation, he would like to teach post-secondary and create/lead some contemporary music ensembles!

Read our interview with Jack Etchegary!

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Meet the Majors - Joint Major in Music Performance and Musicologies - Hannah Sparkes

Hannah Sparkes is from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and is a fourth-year student at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Music, majoring in Euphonium Performance and Musicologies, and minoring in Psychology. This semester, she is researching the potential effects of music-based interventions on the mental health of prison inmates for her graduating essay. In the future, Hannah would like to work in the healthcare system, advocating for community-based programming that supports mental health and wellbeing. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2022 and plans to pursue graduate studies.

Read our interview with Hannah Sparkes!

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Meet the Majors - Performance with Jazz Minor - Matthew Roome

Matthew Roome is a third-year BMus saxophone student at Memorial University, majoring in performance and minoring in jazz studies. Originally from St. John's, Matthew is an active jazz performer and arranger in town, performing in smaller combos in the downtown scene as well as larger ensembles like the Jazz East Big Band.

Read our interview with Matthew Roome! 

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Meet the Majors - Comprehensive - Vanessa Legge

Vanessa Legge is from St. John’s, NL and currently teaching Music, Art and French at Bay d’Espoir Academy in St. Albans, NL. A Memorial University graduate, she has a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus. 2020) and a Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed 2021). Vanessa hopes to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive classroom for all of her students; teaching the importance of musical and artistic expression for the overall development and wellness of students. 

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Meet the Majors - Performance - Grace Nolan

In our Meet the Majors series, we are profiling current students and alumni of programs offered at Memorial University’s School of Music! Whether you are a current student or thinking of applying, we hope these interviews help you gain insight into the range of programs that the School of Music has to offer.

Meet Grace Nolan, a Bachelor of Music student majoring in performance! 

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Meet the Majors - Composition - Andrew Gosse

Andrew Gosse is a current B.Mus. Composition student at Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Music studying with Dr. Andrew Staniland and Dr. Clark Ross. Gosse was born and grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His work explores and often connects the realms of contemporary classical, electronic, and improvisatory music.

Meet Andrew Gosse, a current Bachelor of Music student majoring in composition! 

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Meet the Majors - Comprehensive Major - Jamie Moran

To help students decide which major or minor is right for them, we are profiling faculty, current students, and alumni of programs offered at Memorial University’s School of Music! Whether you are a current student or thinking of applying, we hope these interviews help you gain insight into the range of programs that the School of Music has to offer.

Meet Jamie Moran, who recently graduated with a B.Mus. Degree and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Music Education degree with the Faculty of Education. 

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