Andrew Friedman, Clarinet
Name: Andrew Friedman ‘14
Hometown: Novato, CA
Major: Double majoring in Clarinet Performance and English
Lives: On-Campus house with other music students
Musical Involvements: Winner of 2012 Concerto Aria Competition, Wind Ensemble (co-principal), Symphony Orchestra (principal), Clarinet Ensemble (E-flat clarinet), Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (volunteer), participated in a fellow classmate’s composition recital
Future Plans: Plans to attend graduate school for clarinet performance
Favorite Thing(s) about Puget Sound and the School of Music:
“I really appreciate the school’s commitment to building a lifelong appreciation and life in music.” Andrew loves that he can double major and has a lot of music and academic options. He values that the faculty push him to be the best musician and student he can be. There are “tons” of performance opportunities here, which allow him to not only pursue his talents on the clarinet, but to expand his horizons , such as by learning the E-flat and bass clarinet. He adds: "There are so many life-changing people here - don't enter the community and expect to leave the same person!"
- “New World Rhetorics" (Honors 101), an Honors program first year writing seminar, taught by Denise Despres – “The class taught me how to acknowledge an alternate or foreign reality, confront it, and assimilate it into my own reality.”
- Music History with Dr. Geoffrey Block. Dr. Block encourages students to think and learn about music in an historical context.
Why did you choose Puget Sound?
Andrew loved visiting campus and just felt very comfortable and “at home” here. He fell in love with the campus. He really connected with clarinet teacher Jennifer Nelson and appreciated that she was really involved with and truly cared about her students.
Favorite place on campus:
The Music Lounge – it has comfy couches and friendly faces.