Colleen Maher, Ithaca College 2015

I am currently an oboe student at Ithaca College School of Music.  I am obtaining a Bachelor's of Art in Music with a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Being an undergraduate music student entering the professional music world where symphonies are failing across the country is very interesting and eye-opening.  I believe that whether music is taken lightly or seriously, in small doses or large, as a listener or performer, music will always bring emotions.  I have hope that once music organizations reshape their community interaction music will become valued in everyday life once again.

After graduation I plan to work in administration for a musical organization where studying both music and communications will be helpful.  I aspire to play a compelling role in helping to bring value to music again.