The time has come to give a huge round of applause to our graduating seniors. For our 2021 graduates, senior year was not an easy one with the pandemic continuing to place obstacles in the paths of academic and musical pursuits. Despite the challenges of the year, however, our seniors have excelled musically and made impressive academic accomplishments. They attended weekly Philharmonic Association rehearsals, whether virtual or in-person, performed at least two concerts, and in the midst of a chaotic year, chose their college and completed rigorous application processes.
To see where our 2021 seniors will be attending college and what they are planning to study, visit our 2020-21 Seniors website page or watch the fun slideshow featured below. We are excited every year by the great variety of schools and majors our musicians decide upon. This year, we have musicians majoring in everything from jazz studies to neuroscience to fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology, and many who are pairing a music major with a STEM or other arts degree.
At the Philharmonic Association, we are firm believers that time spent in orchestral and jazz ensembles will prove beneficial to young people no matter where life takes them. Whether a young musician is a part of our organization for nine years or one, we enjoy watching them grow in musical ability and other strengths like leadership, perseverance, and time management. We are so proud of all that our 2021 seniors have accomplished and are excited to share the slideshow below featuring their plans for the future. Congrats to our 51 graduating seniors!