Trombone, sax, French horn, trumpet, piano, cello, and voice… just a few of the things that fill senior music education major Matthew Reeves’ time. He’s been in seven ensembles, is studying composition, and also juggles a minor in mathematics, the Honors Program, membership with Amnesty International and Sigma Tau Delta, and a role as a village district senator. Plus a few jobs.
So he’s had quite a spectrum of adventures, including writing part of the SA constitution (a lending bill setting precedence for how a club can borrow money from the senate); spending one summer in Italy with the Honors Program and one summer in Spain learning Spanish with ACA; and starting a composition project that will be performed in the spring, just before he graduates.
In addition to Honors, one of Matthew’s highlights of college craziness has been studying under Asher Raboy, resident artist at PUC and long-time director of the Napa Valley Symphony. “Asher Raboy is the most amazing teacher I have ever had.” Matthew says that Raboy stands out because he’s all about practicality and real learning. In counterpoint class, for instance, “he made sure that every assignment was something we could use later, something that would be valuable for us.”
So at any given moment Matthew’s likely to be planning a political information session, running to a band rehearsal, cranking out his next weekly essay for “Alterity” Honors seminar, or jotting down some brilliant piece of music…
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