Paul Creative Arts Center Spotlight

Music Education B.M, Conducting M.A. | Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get there? Currently I am a D.M.A. candidate focusing in wind band conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I will be serving as the band graduate assistant. I graduated with my B.M. in music education at UNH before teaching at...
Theatre Major | Actor and Theatre Teacher
My time at UNH was consumed with theater and dance. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio with Gay Nardone, who is still teaching. I also spent a lot of time in PCAC with Carol Lucha Burns, she was tough but so honest. ...
Music Education Major
Brendan McWalter has enjoyed music since he was a child in Franklin, Mass.: music was his favorite class in elementary school, and he started playing saxophone when he was in 6th grade. “Music was a stress reliever for me,” he says. During high school, as a counselor at a summer music camp, he...
Refugee Composers of the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Displacement on Musical Identity During World War II
The spark of interest for Kylie Smith's article entry in UNH's Undergraduate Research Journal Inquiry  began with her first Music History course, taught by Professor Rose Pruiksma. With a new-found interest in long-term research, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SEED) grant, and...
Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre...
Music Performance Major
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine What made you choose UNH?
Fine Arts Major (Sculpture)
How did you choose your major and why? As an undeclared student my first semester as a freshman, I explored a variety of classes and enrolled in a biology class which I immediately dropped after the first meeting. With a gap that needed to be filled, I registered for Professor Ben Cariens evening...
MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...
Music Education Major | Elementary Music Teacher
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I have spent this year in Cardiff, Wales, earning a Masters in voice performance. I met some exchange students from Cardiff University while at UNH, and lived and attended school with them after I graduated with my Bachelor’s...
Studio Art Major
As an art major, Kaitlyn Grant ’20 of Somersworth, New Hampshire, is, in some ways, learning the same things over and over — but not out of redundancy. Instead it’s part of an arts education that allows students to hone their skills and develop their personal style. It’s why art students can...
Music Performance Major | Music Professor
What are you currently doing for work? I am a professor of clarinet and director of the woodwind program at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, as well as chamber musician and arts administrator. I am a member of Pulse Trio, and we have performed across the United States, as well as...
Music Education Major | Graduate Student in Jazz Studies
What are you currently doing professionally? I am about to graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies. I moved to Colorado and started at UNC only 3 months after I graduated from UNH with my Bachelor's. I recently was selected as "DownBeat"...