Today I come home, my home away from home. Ball State is where I spent four years of my academic career and it was the best experience of my life. Flash forward a few years from graduation and I now work for Music for All. Today the staff and I are gearing up for the 2015 Music for All Summer Symposium.
The drive up from Indianapolis to Muncie I had this feeling of reuniting with an old friend. Something is special about Ball State and it is rather hard to describe. It is as if I am reuniting with an old friend; however, they have had many changes, as have I.
Making the turn down University and then McKinley I was hit with a flood of memories. From living in the AJ building with my PR friends to endless nights in Bracken and walks around the Quad to going to football games at Scheumann Stadium. I was like a little kid preparing to go to Disney World, extremely excited with the biggest smile!
It is a bittersweet reunion back on campus, as all my friends are gone, but there are new buildings up and I am now here for work. This will be my first Summer Symposium and I couldn’t be any more excited. I am ready to see students and directors from all over the country arrive on campus and create memories. Just as I created my own memories during my four years of college, I now get to create a new chapter in a familiar location. Being able to create these life-changing experiences for students will be the highlight of my camp experience. I’m looking forward to hearing students’ stories, capturing their moments and getting to know as many of them as possible!
Stay in touch with me and other Music for All staff members as we write, tweet, Facebook and share not only our experiences at camp, but the people who truly matter… the students! We are here to brighten their musical education experience and push their passion of music and the arts!