WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:09.000 I decided to come to Western to major in Contemporary Music because of all of the different musical styles that they offer here. 00:00:09.000 --> 00:00:13.000 There's Jazz, Classical, Brazil, Pop Music. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:16.000 And they also offer a lot of different opportunities for me to perform. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:24.000 music. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:27.000 For my degree this term, I'm taking a class called Oral Skills. 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:36.000 And in this class we sight read and sight sing, and basically use our musical theory of knowledge in actual singing and it's really good for me as a vocalist to practice these skills. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Another great thing about Western is that in the Music department, 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:45.000 we have a very close community and the faculty is easily accessable if you have any questions, 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:48.000 and it's just a fun environment to be apart of. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:54.000 On campus I'm also involved in an acapella group called Suspended which is an all female acapella group we offer here. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:59.000 I'm also involved in Western Hemisphere Voices which is an ensemble offered through a class, 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:63.000 And we've gotten to tour in that group as well as have many solo opportunities, 00:01:03.000 --> 00:01:06.000 My career goal right now is to become a choir teacher, 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:13.000 and working with acapella club as well as Western Hemisphere Voices is helping me achieve this goal because I get to watch how other teachers are doing it. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:17.000 I would definitely recommend Western Oregon to future musicians, 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:20.000 because I have had so many great experiences here, 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:24.000 I've learned how to be a better leader, musician and performer. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:28.000 Western Oregon University is exactly what I was looking for. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:33.000 music.