University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Hi! I am a senior classical guitar major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I originally hail from Fairfax, Virginia, and am thrilled to be living in Aberdeen, Scotland for the next few months and studying music at the University of Aberdeen. Stay tuned for regular updates on my adventures concerning Scotland's history, music, culture, and more!
Every year a fresh batch of starry-eyed young scholars refine their resumes, perfect their personal statement prowess, and hurry to get an interview haircut as they apply to be thrown into that maelstrom of prestigious degrees and profound debt that is… More
Just a couple weeks ago I had the distinct privilege of sitting down in Edinburgh for a drink and a chat with Sean Shibe, the 25-year-old Scottish guitarist whose sensitivity and dynamism have already earned him a formidable reputation in today’s classical… More
As some of you may know, I am a rather avid lute player as well as a classical guitarist. By some fortuitous stroke of luck, as a freshman at Belmont I was paired with a classical guitar teacher who also just so happened to be (as far as I can tell) the… More
How do you feel about traditions? Take a survey and you’ll likely get a whole assortment of opinions and emotions on the matter. Some feel that traditions are the bedrock of families and cultures, while others are more of the opinion that traditions are… More
The following is a direct quote from the 1996 film Trainspotting "It's (bleep) being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the (bleep) Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever (bleep) into civilization.… More