Sarah Dawson, '21

Why did you choose Grove City College?
I had heard about the fantastic music department here at Grove City College from several of my teachers who were alums or who had worked with graduates of the program. The sense of community and standard of excellence created by the incredible faculty and students impressed me a great deal.

How important was affordability in your choice of Grove City College?
As with any decision in the modern world, the financial aspect is often a large part of the consideration. I have two other siblings who have or will be completing college besides me, and music can be an expensive profession with all of the materials and equipment it requires. I was aware of these factors, and I wanted to be as financially prudent as possible.

How would you describe the spiritual environment at Grove City College?
What I find beautiful about the spiritual environment at Grove City College is that people from many differing walks of life are able to come together and foster a sense of community rooted in Christ. This results in a spiritual environment which overflows with diverse perspective, robust conversation, and a marvelous sharing of heart and mind as we explore how to walk by faith in today's world.

What is the relationship like between the students and the professors?
I have developed strong personal and professional relations with my professors here at Grove City College. Being a part of the Department of Music is a unique facet of the larger campus community and allows students to get to know professors on a deeper level. I have had several opportunities to get to know the music faculty through classes, ensembles, independent studies, and extracurricular opportunities. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by magnificent educators and mentors who have a wealth of experience in the professional world to share.

What should prospective students know about Grove City College?
It is a unique place where you will learn to be a well-rounded Christian and person of integrity if you allow yourself to grow. Approach all endeavors with an open heart and mind; be teachable. Grove City College offers students countless opportunities to seek Christ in the public square and become the kind of passionate, genuine, and educated people that the world needs.

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