Sunderman Spotlight: Ivy-Rose Kramer
By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer
What is your major?
I am a music and English double major.
What is your instrument?
I play French horn.
How will your time here have influence on your career in music?
I am not planning on pursuing a career in music, but I know that I will always have music as a part of my life. Specifically, in my writing, I plan on using my knowledge of musical elements within my poetry. I think that my continual exposure to French horn performance, as well as close study of musical material, has given me vast insight into how music and language intersect. I plan on using that in my career of creative writing, and even, in my career in legal writing.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I plan on attending law school in Oregon. There, I will study legal writing and consumer defense. I hope to one day work in the fight for health care coverage for American citizens.
Tell me about your recital.
My recital is entitled “Poetry as Music and Music as Poetry.” It is a combination recital: presentation and playing. I chose this in order to highlight what I talked about in my own writing. I want to give a recital of French horn repertoire. But for me, it is equally as important that I demonstrate the connection between poetry and music. I want to show people how music can branch out and be a part of other creative outlets and fields. On a more basic level, I want to connect music and language.
What is your advice for future conservatory students?
I would say to future students that it is important to believe in what you are doing. No matter how life starts to affect you, if you believe in the subject you are learning and pursuing, you will learn something and be able to use it. Find some part of music that you love and delve into it, get lost in your creativity, make some discoveries, and do it with passion and energy!
Ivy-Rose Kramer’s senior recital is Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. in Paul Recital Hall.