Jessie Hogan
Jessie Hogan

Major: Music Education
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
Year of Graduation: 2014

What musical activities have you participated in over the last few years? How have you learned or benefited from them?

I have participated in Summer Ministry for two years, Chapel Worship teams for all four years, A Cappella Choir for all four years, Gospel Choir for one year, Symphonic Winds for one year, Funny Band for two years, piano accompanist for student voice lessons, assistant music director for "Little Women" (2011) and "Bye Bye Birdie" (2012), played piano and sang for church worship teams, worked as a private piano and vocal private teacher, attended NAFME conference every spring for Music educators, assisted various music classes and choirs in my senior year, and performed and played piano for various on campus events.

I have learned how to become a versatile musician, while at the same time, keeping professionalism and quality at the core of everything that I do. I have learned how to gain confidence with my musicianship, and have made many connections with fellow students and faculty members that have helped shape who I am as a musician. I have gained valuable knowledge and experience from every activity, class, and opportunity I have been given. I have learned that there is not enough time in the day, but it is critical to make the most of the invaluable time one has during the college years. This time is unique and special. I have learned how to think quickly, solve problems, and manage groups. I enjoy performing in ensembles, especially choirs and worship teams. I have learned how to become a musician who is capable of musical leadership.

How do you feel ENC is preparing you for life beyond graduation?

ENC has prepared me for the life beyond college through the relationships I have built with my professors. They have all taken their valuable time and knowledge to instill in me a wide variety of music knowledge. I have learned more than I could have ever hoped for, and although there is still more to learn, I am thankful for the professors who I will never forget. My experience at ENC would not have been nearly as beneficial if not for the faculty present here.
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