Introducing our 2017-18 Student Mentors!
Learn the diverse interests, areas of expertise and even some fun facts about our new student mentors at The Ohio State University School of Music. We are lucky to be surrounded by student volunteers who deepen the sense of community at our School by serving as student mentors.
Anna Baker (Music Education; clarinet)
OSU ensembles: Symphonic Band, ClariNetwork
Favorite OSU activity: Sigma Alpha Iota!
Favorite musical work: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Ballet
Fun fact: I am distantly related to George Washington!
Cody Hawkins (Music Education; trumpet)
OSU ensembles: Collegiate Winds, Symphonic Band, OSU Marching Band
Favorite OSU activity: Football games
Favorite musical work: Shostakovich's Festive Overture
Fun fact: I am studying abroad next spring in Jamaica, and conducting undergraduate research to present on campus.
Tiana Ninic (Music Education; trombone)
OSU ensembles: Symphonic Band, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Lab, University Chorus
Favorite OSU activity: Buck-I-Run
Favorite musical work: George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Fun fact: I'm traveling to Brazil and Israel this summer!
Jason Nippert (Music Education; clarinet)
OSU ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir, OSU Marching Band (baritone)
Favorite OSU activity: Game day
Favorite musical work: David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4
Fun fact: I'm a part of the Phantom Regiment hornline 2017 (euphonium).
Cameron Reed (Music Education-Instrumental; horn)
OSU ensembles: Symphonic Band, Athletic Band
Favorite OSU activity: Saturday football games
Favorite musical work: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
Fun fact: In 2015 I earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting.
Jacqueline Schroeder (Music Education; French horn and mellophone)
OSU ensembles: Collegiate Winds, Symphonic Band, Athletic Band, Marching Band
Favorite OSU activity: Getting pictures with Brutus Buckeye!
Favorite musical work: Mark Camphouse's A Movement for Rosa
Fun fact: I can say words backwards!
Joe Sipzner (Music Education; flute)
OSU ensembles: Wind Symphony, Men's Glee Club, Symphonic Band
Favorite OSU activity: Walking through campus!
Favorite musical work: Holst's The Planets, Op. 32
Fun fact: In my leisure time, I do the sport of curling.
Kirsi Smith (Music Education; flute)
OSU ensembles: University Chorus, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony
Favorite OSU activity: Being a sister in Sigma Alpha Iota
Favorite musical work: Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Fun fact: I love gardening.
Scott Turner (Music Education; clarinet)
OSU ensembles: All concert bands, Buckeye Philharmonic
Favorite OSU activity: Band
Favorite musical work: John Mackey's Asphalt Cocktail
Fun fact: My favorite element is fluorine!
Dylan Yurco (Music Education-Choral; voice: tenor)
OSU ensembles: Men's Glee Club, Symphonic Choir, Gospel and Spiritual Choir, University Chorus
Favorite OSU activity: Tailgating with Men's Glee Club at home football games
Favorite musical work: Mozart's Requiem
Fun fact: I spend my summer working as a camp counselor at an adventure camp in Westerville (OH): zip-lining, kayaking, high ropes courses, rock climbing and rappelling!