Shani Cohen, Voice
Name: Shani Cohen ‘13
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Instrument: Voice (Mezzo Soprano)
Major: Double major in Voice Performance and Psychology
Resides: On-Campus house with other music students
Musical Involvements: Adelphian Concert Choir, What She Said (student-run a cappella group), Curtain Call (president), Opera Theater (Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance in 2012), Voci D’Amici, Study Abroad (Milan, Italy summer 2012, opera workshop in China with Dr. Padula, summer 2011)
Involvements Outside Music: Hillel, Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Orientation leader (Perspectives), writing advisor, Lillis Scholar
Future Plans: Shani plans to attend graduate school for voice.
Favorite Thing(s) about Puget Sound and the School of Music:
Shani loves the School of Music community and how close-knit it is. She has made her closest friends through Adelphian Concert Choir, which is her favorite music class. She feels that everyone, including the professors, are friendly and supportive. She really enjoyed going on tour with Adelphians and highly respects the conductor, Dr. Steven Zopfi.
Why did you choose Puget Sound?
Her college counselor at her high school recommended it to her. Shani really wanted a liberal arts school instead of a conservatory, and really appreciated that she can double major here. She found the students to be very warm and welcoming when she visited.
Favorite place on campus:
Diversion’s Café, because it is a great gathering place for all students. Shani recommends you try the Duke of Earl! (A vanilla steamer with Earl Grey tea.)