Sunderman Spotlight: Kelly Reymann
By Michelle Grosser, Staff Writer
What is your major?
Bachelor of Music Education
What is your instrument?
What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience?
All of the ensembles I have been in because they are where I have met the most people and had the most meaningful musical experiences. I have had the opportunity to participate in all four choirs at one point or another over my time here, Concert Choir, College Choir, Camerata, and Audeamus.
How will your time here have an influence on your career in music?
My time here has helped me to develop my musicianship as a performer and an educator. I have gotten the background knowledge that will help me be successful in my field through field work as well as classroom time. I have been exposed to new methods and been able to practice with my peers and professors, who are the people I have learned the most from.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I plan to move home and hopefully teach Elementary General Music.
Tell me about your recital.
My recital has a couple of different themes, including nature, children, women composers, four different languages, and a combination of solo and chamber works. I will be singing songs in English, Spanish, German and French, and I will be collaborating with piano, clarinet, and cello.
My favorite part of my recital is the diversity of the composers and poets. But especially that half of my composers are women. My goal when planning my recital was to have as many women composers and with half of the program being written by women I am happy to say that I have achieved that goal.
What is your advice for future conservatory students?
Meet as many people as you can. Perform as much as you can. Be involved in as much as you can. But not all at the same time. There will be plenty of time over your four years to experience everything at least one time. Don’t try to do it all at once, or you will burn yourself out. But most of all make the most of your time here and have fun!
Kelly’s senior recital is on November 19 at 3:30pm in Paul Recital Hall, Schmucker Hall.