Sunderman Spotlight: Sophia Rostock
By Katherine Lentz, Arts & Entertainment Editor
What is your major?
I am a Music Performance major and a Business minor.
What is your instrument?
What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience?
The most important part of my conservatory experience has been learning from all of my amazing professors and playing beautiful and interesting music with my peers.
How will your time here have an influence on your career in music?
Throughout my four years in the conservatory, I have not only learned the academic aspects of music but also how to apply the skills I have learned to the real world and I am excited to have the chance to do that.
What are your plans for after graduation?
After graduation, I am going to be working for the Pennsylvania Advising Corps as a College Adviser, helping high school students navigate the college admissions process. I also plan on teaching cello privately and performing.
Tell me about your recital.
My recital highlights the beauty of the cello through a broad range of repertoire and includes pieces by Bach, Barber, Brahms, and Chopin. I have really enjoyed learning this music and collaborating with the fellow musicians I am playing with.
What is your advice for future conservatory students?
My advice for future conservatory students would be to explore all the conservatory has to offer, collaborate with fellow musicians, and play the music that speaks to you.