The music department has eight performances left in the month of April, ranging from individual recitals to an orchestra concert.
Many of the students involved with these performances are music majors or minors, but there is also a large portion of the students who are involved in these different music programs who are there fulfilling a hobby.
Sophomore Allie Cook is a communication sciences and disorders major and Spanish minor. Cook has been active in choir since she was in the fourth grade and is currently in the chorus.
“Singing is something I enjoy so much,” Cook said. “I find myself in my free time looking up old YouTube videos of past performances.”
Cook said one of the biggest events of the year for chorus is their performance Spring Sing weekend. Another big event for the group is the tour every winter break for a week. Cook said she really likes how diverse the music selections are for the Harding chorus. Cook said she plans to stay involved with choir, even though she does not plan to change her major to anything music related, because she loves the art of choir and the family she has created within it.
Sophomore Sarah Kirkpatrick is an English major with a music minor. Kirkpatrick has been playing the violin since she was 8 years old. She is currently in the orchestra and is fifth chair first violin.
“I really like to play classical music on the violin,” Kirkpatrick said. “Even when learning the music is stressful or difficult, I still enjoy it. Classical music is so relaxing to me because it’s always consistent.”