Sunderman Spotlight: Rose Martus
By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer
What is your major?
I am a music and mathematics double major.
What is your instrument?
I play the flute and piccolo.
What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience?
The most important part of my conservatory experience (so far) has been my junior recital. It solidified my passion for performing and made me realize how much I truly love music.
How will your time here influence on your career in music?
My time here as made me truly want a career in music. As a high schooler, I knew music would always be part of my life. It was not until I started studying it in depth at Gettysburg and performing more that I figured out that I need a career in music.
What are your plans for after graduation?
Currently, my plans for after graduation include getting a master’s degree in flute performance.
Tell me about your recital.
I really enjoy playing more modern music, so most of the pieces that I am performing have been written after 1940. The only piece older than that is by J.S. Bach (of course). I am also performing a sonata by Sergei Prokofiev, which is honestly a blast and my favorite part to practice. Two of the pieces that I am most excited to perform however are chamber works that I get to perform with my friends, Hannah and Marana. Getting to perform with some of my best friends is really one of the most enjoyable things I can do.
What is your advice for future conservatory students?
My advice for future conservatory students is just keep going. Keep doing what you love, and don’t let anything get you down.
Rose Martus’s senior recital is Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Paul Recital Hall.