Sunderman Spotlight: Jasmin Eddy

Jasmin Eddy '19 will perform her senior recital on November 17 (Photo provided)

Jasmin Eddy ’19 will perform her senior recital on November 17 (Photo provided)

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer

What is your major?

Music Education

What is your instrument?

Clarinet

What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience?

Being part of a small Conservatory has given me so many incredible opportunities when it comes to interactions with professors, opportunities to participate in ensembles, and take on leadership roles. I feel so lucky to have been able to do so much and tailor my undergrad experience to my interests and passions.

How will your time here have influence on your career in music?

Through the courses I’ve taken, I’ve been pushed to think critically about the world around me. Applying that to music education, I hope that I can create musical spaces that are culturally sensitive and inclusive to all students. I hope that I can help students grow musically and grow into well-rounded, inquisitive, and compassionate people that seek to change the world for the better.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I hope to get a job teaching instrumental music in New England. I’ll tackle graduate school once I get a few years of teaching under my belt.

Tell me about your recital.

I’m performing three pieces that I love, and I think that they are great examples of clarinet repertoire that show off all the aspects that I love about the clarinet. I’m performing a Khachaturian trio with Logan Santiago and Dr. Crowne that has so many rich melodic lines are so idiomatic for the clarinet. The unaccompanied piece I am performing is nine short movements that are in the style of classical Indian ragas. The most last piece I am performing is a Muczynski piece called “Time Pieces” which shows off the technical and lyrical potential of the clarinet and the performer.

What is your advice for future conservatory students?

Pursue your interests outside of the conservatory. Take classes in other fields that stretch you and make you grow in different ways. Take advantage of the fact that the conservatory is situated within a liberal arts school and let your other academic experiences enrich your musical growth.

Jasmin Eddy will perform her senior recital Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Paul Recital Hall.

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Author: Alex Pearson

Alex Pearson '21 intends to double major with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in English focusing on Creative Writing. She intends to join choir as well as get involved in community service and Spanish-related activities. Follow her on Twitter @alexpearsonstar and on Instagram @smilealexpearson.

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