Freshman, BA: Music - Liberal Arts, piano
BA: Music – Liberal Arts, piano
Danae is a current member of the SIU Concert Choir and in the piano studio of Dr. Yuko Kato.
My dream job is to either start or be a director of a youth community center where I could mentor and teach music to underprivileged youth. The BA Music, Liberal Arts degree allows me to combine my study of Music with another field of study, Management, in order to tailor my degree to best suit my future goals.
I have always been fascinated by the way music inspires, unifies, and touches people in such a profound way. Even during my first two semesters here, I have become passionate about communicating to young people how exciting and meaningful music can be. Also, being a part of the SIU Concert Choir has been a blast.
Since I am from Carbondale, I have had the opportunity to be very familiar with SIU over the years. I had consistently met quality students and professors from SIU who work hard and pursue excellence, so SIU was already high on my list. Once I spoke with School of Music faculty and learned about the BA Music, Liberal Arts degree, I was sold!
My favorite aspect of SIU is the community mindset and all the fun ways to get involved in campus life. I have enjoyed being the secretary for a RSO (Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship), singing in the Concert Choir, and working at Bowling and Billiards in the Student Center.
I have been playing piano at a local church for the past 8 years, and I truly believe music is one of the best ways to draw closer to God. I can see myself in the role of a church music director someday in addition to pursuing my dream job of teaching and mentoring young people.
"The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing […] For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.” - C. S. Lewis