Conservatory-level music education
On transferring to Marlboro
When I was at other colleges, I knew I didn't actually want to be there. I was taking classes I was interested in, and getting some credits, but I wanted to go to a smaller liberal arts college and was looking for where might be a good fit. I sort of stumbled onto Marlboro and I really liked how small it is and the Plan of Concentration. Doing music composition at other schools I was looking at, you end up not composing very much as an undergrad student. I didn't think it was worth it to go to a college that wouldn't allow me do that. I knew that Marlboro would let me structure my education: I could take four- to six- credit composition tutorials, basically from the moment I got here, and actually be doing what I want to be doing.