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Student Spotlights 2018-19

Alfred Jamal Kinchen

Sophomore, BM: Piano Performance, BS: Aviation Flight

Alfred Jamal Kinchen

Racine, WI
BM: Piano Performance
BS: Aviation Flight

Jamal is in the piano studio of Dr. Yuko Kato. Jamal Kinchen's dream job is to become a commercial pilot. "Music is a very central part of me. It is the essence of my daily routine, whether it be practicing or simply listening. In a way, it is the glue that holds everything together. Both full profile >>

Deanna Leach

Senior, BM: Vocal Performance

Deanna Leach

Davison, MI
BM: Vocal Performance

Deanna is a current member of the SIU Concert Choir and in the studio of Dr. David Dillard. Her dream is to perform in operas and with symphonies while also being a music therapist. “The music department at SIU has always been very supportive of me as I have navigated the difficulties of full profile >>