Andrew Fox, Piano
Name: Andrew Fox ‘13
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Major: Psychology, Music Minor
Resides: On-Campus House
Musical Involvements: Wind Ensemble, piano lessons with Dr. Hulbert, Musical Theatre (accompanied 2010 on-campus production of The Cradle Will Rock), Curtain Call, Concert Band, Jazz Band, accompanist for Youth Theatre at the University of Utah
Involvements Outside Music: Psychology Club (Co-President), Psi Chi (Treasurer), Mortarboard, Phi Kappa Phi
Future Plans: Andrew hopes to become a licensed clinical psychologist and work with children and adolescents, and possibly also become a Professor of Psychology at a school like Puget Sound.
Favorite Thing(s) about Puget Sound and the School of Music:
Even though he is not a music major, Andrew appreciates that he has numerous performance opportunities at Puget Sound through ensembles, lessons, classes, recitals, and more. “I have always felt included in the department. I’m on a first name basis with most of the professors.” As a psychology major, Andrew also particularly values the psychology department and its new building (Weyerhaeuser Hall, completed in August 2011).
Why did you choose Puget Sound?
Andrew’s first visit to campus is what convinced him that Puget Sound was the school for him. He enjoyed the classes he visited, and appreciated the benefits of a small school with good academics and a strong community feel. He also felt valued by the faculty here – even though he was not yet a student - when Dr. Hulbert, the Chair of the Piano Department, called him and spoke to him personally.
Andrew had the unique opportunity to do research with Professor A.J. Metz, Ph.D. at the University of Utah over the summer of 2011 and 2012. “We've been doing research on factors that contribute to college preparedness in high school students, and developing and analyzing a measure for predicting preparedness named the ‘Student Strengths Inventory.’” Andrew has been co-authoring three papers with Professor Metz, which would give him the distinction of being a published author in a professional psychology journal at the undergraduate level – a very unusual occurrence!