BackgroundInterview Date:March 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
High School Experience: Public school in Medford, Massachusetts with a graduating class of about 300 people. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in both the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, and I get half credit for them. I’m in the Klezmer Music Ensemble, and I do intramural basketball. Outside of Tufts, I’m in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which is a big reason I came to Tufts.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is quite good, it’s one of the best youth orchestras in the county. When I came, I was skeptical about joining the college orchestra, but I’m glad I did because it’s not about being the best or playing all music perfectly like my orchestra in Boston. It’s an unbelievable social experience and I’ve gotten really close with everyone I’ve met in the orchestra. We have a lot of bonding activities. We have parties, go watch the Boston Symphony, and go skating or bowling together. Most of my friends come from the music community at Tufts.