Students shared that the community created through their ensembles and music groups plays a significant
part in their college experience. Performances give the students an exciting way to display their hard work to
friends and families. Senior Micaela Andrews shared: “My favorite part of performing is not just sharing my
voice with others, but being able to have fun interacting with the audience. When I step on stage, I don’t feel
nervous, I feel excited about being able to share my talent with others.”
The connections made in music ensembles don’t stop there. Students from different choirs have come together to form a cappella student clubs, such as the Summit Singers and Cadenza, as extra outlets for them to
perform and grow in both music and friendships.
“NOT ONLY DO WE GET TO MAKE UNBELIEVABLE MUSIC, BUT WE GET TO
DO IT WITH OUR FRIENDS.” - LILY HASTINGS ‘ 20
BY NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
“MY FAVORITE PART OF BAND WAS MEETING NEW PEOPLE IN MY SECTION
AND PLAYING NEW AND EXCITING MUSIC. I AM GLAD I WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PLAY MY INSTRUMENT IN COLLEGE.” - ANGIE VOGNILD ‘ 20
1. Bisrat Bayou sings at the Summit Singers Concert. The a cappella ensemble was founded in 2012.
2. St. Thomas Liturgical Choir poses for a photo on Christmas Eve following its performance at the Vatican.
3. The St. Thomas Festival Choir sings during a winter concert in the chapel.
4. A pep-band member pumps up the crowd at the Homecoming game.
5. Karena Schrempp plays the flute in band.
6. Micaela Andrews performs a choral solo at the Festival Orchestra Concert.
7. Erik Gerhardt performs at the Festival Orchestra Concert on the piano.
8. A flute player from the St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble plays during a fall concert.
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