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Anna Thompson ‘19
“Music, while a very personal and amazing endeavor in itself, also makes you stand out from a crowd of more traditional majors. I find that I can focus and study longer than others, because of all of the concentrated hours in a practice room.”
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Brian Rodriguez '16
“Music isn’t just about producing sound or entertainment, but rather how music inspires, evokes, and motivates people to better themselves and the people around them. I always knew that pursuing a career in music would allow me to foster my passion of being a lifelong learner, and I was right.”
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Christina English '05
“Having a well-rounded liberal arts education at LMU set me up for success in graduate school. My writing and language skills were strong, and I was able to balance the academic side of things with the performance-oriented work.”
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Joseph Dhanens '13
“What I love about LMU Music is the intimate size of the department. I knew my professors extremely well, something I am particularly able to appreciate after attending a large public university for my master’s degree. The professors are not only passionate about their course content, they are all available to engage student needs in or out of class hours, whenever they come up.”
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Sean Baba '16
“LMU taught me about service and giving back. My career has always been about supporting my students, colleagues, and volunteers: being for and with others. I often think back on my experiences at LMU, and challenge myself to be a better steward for the resources I have, and for those entrusted to my care.”
Talynn Kuyumjian '13
"Any time you doubt your choice to focus on music, throw these thoughts out and continue practicing, because you cannot waste your talent."