My name is Nathaniel Maxwell, and I am the Undergraduate Representative for the Music Department. I am a classical pianist and trumpeter in the Orchestra and the Marching Band. I am taking a multidisciplinary approach to the Duke education, double majoring in Mathematics and Music with a Concentration in Piano Performance, as well as a Statistics minor.
The Music Department offers so many opportunities to explore music while at Duke, and there are a variety of ways to get involved. Whether you have no background in music, or have always planned on majoring in it, the department has something for you! I would recommend exploring classes, lessons, and ensembles as soon as possible while at Duke: I have come to the realization that four years are not enough for me to explore everything that I would like to in the Music Department!
One of my favorite parts about the Music Department is how dedicated the professors are - not only to their profession, but also to the students that they teach. My final bit of advice: attend some of the many faculty and student performances that the Music Department hosts nearly every week!
If you have questions about the Music Department, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.