Name: Faithlina Chan
Hometown: Danville, CA
Majors: Cello Performance and Psychology
Residence: On-Campus House
Musical Involvements: Trio Consonare (attended Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco), Symphony Orchestra (co-principal), Winner of 2012-2013 Concerto/Aria Competition (movements from Elgar Cello Concerto), Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival
Involvements Outside Music: UPS Christian Fellowship, Technology Services Client Support Team
On why I chose Puget Sound: Puget Sound is a hidden gem. I'd hardly heard of it but once I visited the beautiful campus and met with the cello teacher and Artist-in-Residence, David Requiro, I knew this was the right school for me. I experienced a great connection with Requiro and felt so welcomed by the helpful music faculty and staff. Coupled with the wonderful environment of the school, I was confident in my decision to attend Puget Sound.
Favorite thing about Puget Sound and the School of Music: The professors are very friendly and truly care about their students. The small class sizes enable professors to take the time to meet with students individually for extra help or just to connect on a more personal level. Puget Sound also made the transition into college extremely smooth with a fantastic orientation program and students and professors who are ready to be there for you.
Favorite Musical Memory at Puget Sound: My favorite musical memory would have to be listening to Garden Level [an all-male a cappella group] sing. Another is my experience in studio class, because gathering all the cellists together calls for an uproariously fun time.
Favorite Place on Campus: Diversions Café is awesome because there's a great ambiance, people that temporarily distract you, nice baristas, music, and of course caffeine if needed. I also love the music building because of the lovely people that are there.