Name: Emily Neville '14
Hometown: Cypress, TX
Major: Double major with Music and Economics
Musical Involvements: Principal bassoon in Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, member of multiple chamber groups, summer music festivals (most recently an international music festival in Tuscany)
Involvements Outside Music: KUPS Radio D.J., UPS Q&A, Puget Sound Catering
Why did you choose Puget Sound? Initially, the only goals in my college search were to get out of Texas and play music. I emailed around to bassoon teachers and hit it off with Paul Rafanelli, the bassoon professor here. After visiting the campus, talking to students, and sitting in classes and rehearsals, I knew Puget Sound would be a great fit for me.
What is your favorite thing about Puget Sound and the School of Music: I appreciate how easy it easy to choose your own path. I walked in to Puget Sound wanting to do music and I discovered a passion for economics. I ended up finding my way into a double major with the help of my advisors. Everyone here (faculty and students) is incredibly helpful and I am thankful for the great amount of support and advice I've received. I also love the vast amount of performing opportunities with the School of Music!
Favorite Musical Memory at Puget Sound: I really enjoyed playing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy [Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, op. 80] my first year. It was the largest ensemble I've ever performed with (all three choirs and symphony orchestra) and just a really fun piece to be a part of.
Favorite Place on Campus: Diversions Café! It's an awesome place to do homework and hang out with friends.