PC offers music majors and minors where students can choose the level of immersion in which they plan to participate. Music is an integral part of academic life at PC and our student musicians have a variety of musical backgrounds as well as academic interests.
This week, we caught up with Aubree Price, a sophomore majoring in Psychology, to learn more about her passion for music.
What part of the music department are you in and what do you play?
I’m involved with the voice/choir area of the music department and I’m a member of Bella Voce, PC Choir, and an Applied Voice lesson student.
What is it like being in that department?
Being in the music department helps students become well-rounded musicians. I’ve learned effective voice techniques and new languages while using group effort to accomplish goals.
What other organizations on campus besides music are you involved in?
I’m a member of the school’s NAACP Chapter.
How long have you been involved in music or what has been your history with music? How long have you played your instrument, and what made you want to start?
I started taking singing seriously when I was six when I heard my mom sing in our church’s choir and wanted to sound just like her. Singing on choir is like second nature to me because I have been on the choir of every school I’ve attended since elementary school.
How has music played a role in your life and why is it important to you?
Music has always been a special part of my life because I’m artistic so music allows me to be creative using my voice. Learning how to sing has taught me that in order to be good at something, I need to be persistent.
Why do you think the music department is important to a college like PC or to colleges in general?
The music department is important to PC because students who are a part of this department not only develop musical abilities, but skills that influence their success in other academic areas.
What has been your favorite memory with being involved in the music department here at PC so far and why?
My favorite memory of the music department so far is performing in “Christmas at PC” my freshman year.
Aubree’s love for music continues to flourish at PC. Studying music at PC allows for a more intimate environment of learning that fosters musical growth through community, access to close faculty mentoring, and the flexibility to fully explore musical and intellectual passions. To learn more about the Music Department, faculty, staff, ensembles, clinics, and events, visit www.presby.edu/music.