Jimmy Nguyen '15, Matt Carlson '13, and Sarah Tuttle '13 share how the Conservatory has harmonized their Gettysburg experience.
Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory offers students a medley of opportunities to harmonize their musical studies with other aspects of the liberal arts curriculum.
“I thought I would only be a biology major, but I was drawn in by the amazing professors and many musical activities like orchestra, Sunderman Strings, and opportunities to play with the choir and the jazz band. How could I not want to be involved? I’ve been studying music since I was six,” Jimmy Nguyen ‘15 said (pictured above, center).
As a double major in biology and music, Nguyen is finding ways to connect his majors.
“I’m definitely a better violinist now, and whatever I learn in music I can apply to my studies in science. I’ve been thinking about the effects music has on the brain’s capacity to think creatively and logically,” he said. “I’m doing some background research in neuroscience and considering possible independent research paths for next year. I’m really excited about this because throughout my high school career, science and music have been two isolated entities, but in this way I can try to tie them together and make a connection.”