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Meet Carthage Music Majors

What’s it like to study music at Carthage?

Take a look at what these students have to say about majoring in music at Carthage to learn about the department from their perspective.

  • McKenna Rakestraw ’17

    • Majors: Music
    • Minors: Secondary Education and Spanish
    • Hometown: Appleton, Wis.

    “The biggest surprise so far would have to be where I am today. I came into college with the thought that I was going to be an elementary education major, but I had always had an interest in music. Before coming to Carthage, I couldn’t have told you the difference between a major and a minor chord. I have come so far and learned so much.”

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  • Corey Riedl ’17

    • Majors: Music and Theatre Performance
    • Minors: Business Administration
    • Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

    “My first year at Carthage has been more wonderful than I ever could have imagined. I’ve been given opportunities left and right, I’ve made incredible friends that I know will last a lifetime, and I’ve learned and grown so much from just a few months ago.”

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