Leveraging the Arts in the College Process

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Applying to college? Join Pequot Library and Music for Youth for a panel discussion uniquely tailored to high school students who want to continue their music studies in college, either as a major, a minor, or simply for fun. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to use their artistic assets to enhance their college applications and make those applications stand out.

The panel will address how to leverage students’ musical skills in the application process, discuss critical issues concerning financial planning, and review the importance of preparing recommendations, résumés, and recordings. Students will also explore the many ways in which one can pursue music within the college community as well as how participation can help build networks, open the door to opportunities, and elevate the college experience.

The panel includes:
Candace Channing, moderator, founder of Channing College Consulting. She is an internationally acclaimed flutist and master flute instructor who graduated from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, with a bachelor’s degree of music in flute performance and literature with a concentration in psychology.

Lindsay LaRusso attended Juilliard Pre-College as a trumpet major before going on to study History at Harvard. After teaching history and English in a variety of educational environments while also working part-time for Channing College Consulting, LaRusso joined Channing College Consulting full-time in 2016.

Lauren LaRusso attended Juilliard Pre-College as a French horn major before going on to study American political theory and political ethics at Amherst College. She received her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and taught English at Darien High School for four years, all while working part-time for Channing College Consulting, LaRusso joined Channing College Consulting full-time in 2016.

Lindsey Ogilvy graduated from UNC Greensboro as a flutist and music education major. Upon graduation, she taught with Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children before accepting a full-time position teaching beginning instrumentalists in Westport, CT.

Marissa Caro has 20-plus years of experience performing in and directing musical theater productions. She has been seen on stage at Lincoln Center and on Broadway as well as on stages around the country as part of Broadway National tours. Caro studied classical voice at the Juilliard School and musical theater at Pace University.

Curt “Corky” Stewart (Dartmouth ’67) first blew into a cornet at the age of 3, and music has been a cornerstone of his life ever since. A retired Hewitt Associates partner and U.S. Air Force Captain, he is a member of the Westport Community Band and the Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble, a board chairman for Open Doors in Norwalk and the Norwalk Hospital Volunteers, and a member of the Norwalk Hospital board of trustees.

Tristan Rais-Sherman is assistant conductor of the Syracuse Opera, orchestra director at the Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center, and founder and artistic director of the Stamford Orchestral Institute. He is a conductor, cellist, educator, guitarist, and songwriter whose eclectic skills and tastes make him a unique, young musical talent working in the NYC/CT area.

Joseph F. Bogardus, CFP®, ChFC®, LUTCF®, AIF® is a Certified Financial Planner™professional. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Bogardus has a degree in finance and management.

Questions? Contact: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115


August 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southport, CT 06890 United States
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