Last Semester of Undergrad!
I cannot believe it’s my last semester at Vandy! Many people usually have a pretty free second semester as a senior, but I still have a packed schedule. As a Music Performance Major, there are many requirements I have to fulfill every semester, which limits the number of classes I can take outside of music (for some music major requirements, I can’t just take one class for a semester and satisfy a requirement; it’s an ongoing requirement throughout all 8 semesters). With an added French minor and other interests, every semester has been busy even though I finished the majority of Blair core classes my freshman and sophomore years. (That’s ok though, I like keeping myself busy :) see my previous post for more details on the Blair core). Without further ado, here is my schedule for my last semester at Vandy!
For my last semester, I am continuing to take the second part of Chinese and two French classes to finish up my minor: Popular Music and Social Change in France and the Francophone World and French & Francophone Cinema. I’m especially excited for these two classes as they both combine my passions for French, music, and social studies all in one! For my music major requirements, I am taking conducting, orchestra (for our large ensemble requirement), and for chamber music, I am playing Felix Mendelssohn’s esteemed String Octet. I also still have weekly private lessons and studio class.
Outside of class, I will still be involved in Vanderbilt Music Outreach, an organization that provides music education for children and I will still be ‘gigging’ around Vandy and Nashville. I’m excited to continue both activities as I love sharing music with my community. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ll also be dancing in my fourth and final Lunar New Year Festival in February (stay tuned!).
This semester will still be incredibly busy for me, but I’m looking forward to making the most of my last semester. As always, if you have any questions about my senior year or general life at Vandy, please email me at email@example.com!