Name: Maggie Manire '14
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Instrument: Voice (Soprano)
Major: Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Religion minor
Residence: Off campus
Musical Involvements: Winner of 2013-2014 Concerto-Aria Contest, What She Said (co-president), Adelphian Concert Choir, Voci d'Amici, Curtain Call, 2013 Recipient of Bruce Rodgers Adelphian Award for choral leadership
Involvements Outside Music: Office Assistant for Puget Sound Sailing
Why did you choose Puget Sound: I applied Early Decision to Puget Sound because I liked the ideal of liberal arts education and the freedom to study music as little or as much as I wanted. The deal was sealed when I came to visit and just saw myself under the trees - it felt like home.
Favorite thing about Puget Sound and the School of Music: My favorite thing about the School of Music is the friendships I have made, as well as the wonderful professors (especially Gwynne Brown and Christina Kowalski) who have encouraged me, engaged me with their enthusiasm, and truly placed students' learning as a top priority.
Favorite Musical Memory: My favorite musical memory at Puget Sound was when I played the role of Thea in our production of Spring Awakening in Spring 2013. It was a fabulous experience to collaborate with the Theater Arts department and work with my advisor Dawn Padula, who is also the director of Vocal Studies, in a new environment.
Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite places on campus are both of the coffee shops: Diversions Café and Oppenheimer Café. You always run into someone you know, and can get your caffeine fix at the same time.