Students Sing in University Choirs

Last year three BCSP students participated in the university choir: Lena Schroeder (BCSP AY 2016-17, University of Minnesota), Dallas Hopkins (BCSP AY 2016-17, University of North Carolina) and Annalisa Tarizzo (BCSP Spring 2017, University of Michigan). This year Gianna Van Heel (BCSP AY 2017-18, University of Notre Dame) is following in their footsteps, although Gianna sings with the smaller chamber and female choirs.

Here is what Lena said about her experience:
“Ho partecipato nel coro universitario tutto l’anno accademico e credo sia stata una delle esperienze più belle che abbia avuto in Italia. Nel coro ho conosciuto tanti dei miei amici italiani con cui sono ancora in ottimi rapporti. Senza di loro non avrei maturato la giusta conoscenza della cultura italiana. Mi ha dato l’opportunità di cantare in un gruppo corale, dopo anni che non lo facevo, e l’esperienza ha molto arricchito il mio anno a Bologna.”

“I was part of the university choir for the entire academic year, and I believe it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Italy. I made many of my close Italian friends through the choir. Without them I would not have gained as much knowledge of Italian culture. I had the opportunity to sing with a group, something I had not done in years, and the experience enriched my time in Bologna.”