Musician Profile(s): Comps Extravaganza

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Katherine Connolly ’17 conducting an ensemble that’s having a great time

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Tom Cox ’17 playing drum set at the VI to a crowd that’s having a great time (photo by Emma Brown ’17)

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a special profile about three superstars: Katherine Connolly ’17, Tom Cox ’17, and Andrew Perricone ’17, who all speak on their upcoming music comps.  Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

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Musician Profile: Amanda Goodman ’18

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a profile about Amanda Goodman ’18 and her involvement in the music scene at Kenyon and beyond.  Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

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Name: Amanda Goodman

Class Year: 2018

Hometown: Rye Brook, NY

Major: Psychology and Women and Gender Studies

How did you first get involved in music? How did you get into writing your own music?

I first got introduced to music through musical theatre, which I did starting in elementary school pretty much until my freshman year at Kenyon. I feel like when you’re a kid, your identity becomes attached to the first thing that you get some sort of recognition for, and it took me a little while to realize that theatre wasn’t really the thing I wanted to focus on. I was also in a choir for my temple in middle school and then in high school I started studying opera and competing. I began writing songs when I was in about 7th grade because I was, admittedly, a huge Taylor Swift fan. I think another big motivator for writing my own music was the realization I had at some point, that there was no song out there that would be able say exactly what I was feeling. Especially as an adolescent, it was really important for me to have my emotions validated in some way, and I found at some point, that I could experience that validation through song writing. I picked up guitar on and off for about 5 years until I finally stuck with it my junior year of high school (although I really am only starting to get kind of good at it now), and this was definitely a tool that was wholly necessary for me to utilize if I wanted to seriously get into song writing. Continue reading

Musician Profile: Alayne Wegner

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Name: Alayne Wegner

Class Year: 2017

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Major: Sociology and Music

How did you get started playing music?

I actually started playing violin when I was four, and then I didn’t like it so I stopped. But a little later on, I thought I’d better keep going mainly because my father and brother both played. My father played Celtic music and my brother started taking lessons, and he’s four years older than me, so naturally I though “Oh, this is something I should do” and I loved it. Sometimes I hated it, but you just have to power through. Continue reading

Musician Profile: Liam Leonard-Solis ’16

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a profile about Liam Leonard-Solis ’16 and his involvement in the music scene at Kenyon and beyond. Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

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This post was written by Will Rothman ’18.

“He’s just got that lo-fi sound I can never get,” an anonymous music major describes Liam Leonard-Solis, Kenyon’s very own Bob Dylan.  He recently released an EP entitled “NATURES” on his Soundcloud and I sat down with the singer, songwriter, and internet jokester to talk about his influences both musically and morally, as well as his love of fictional candy.

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Musician Profile: Matt Delbridge ’16

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a profile about Matt Delbridge and his  involvement in the music scene at Kenyon and beyond.  Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

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Name: Matt Delbridge

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: Springboro, OH

Major: Political Science

When did you start writing music? 

I started writing music when I was around 15, a few years after I started playing guitar. Continue reading

Musician Profile: Evan Rasch ’17

This is a series in which we interview a student musician and talk about their involvement in music writing and performance. Today, we have a profile about Evan Rasch and his  involvement in the music scene at Kenyon and beyond.  Know a musician you want to see interviewed? Comment below!

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Name: Evan Rasch

Class Year: 2017

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Music

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