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ALEX LOUGH

HOMETOWN:
Bloomfield Hills, MI                           
HIGH SCHOOL:
Andover High School (MI)        
MAJOR:
Music: Ethnomusicology/Composition
STUDY ABROAD: 
Cork, Ireland                      
THESIS:

My thesis is paper- and performance-based. I’ll be exploring the comparative importance of solfege systems in North Indian music and American Shaped Note singing. 

ACTIVITIES:
I played varsity lacrosse my freshman year, but after my time abroad in Ireland, I returned with a new found love for music. Since then, I have become heavily involved in Wesleyan’s music scene.  From dancing in our World Music Hall to the Gamelan to conducting the orchestra with Professor Gil-Ordóñez in Crowell Concert Hall, I’ve learned a lot from the resources available through the Center for the Arts. I am a Sacred Harp singer and play in a number of bands around campus. In addition, I am a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity.      
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do.  I plan on visiting Turkey, India, Australia and Scotland after graduation.  I love experiencing the local music, food, dance and culture in each country.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
After being abroad for a year, it was great to come back and see all of my friends again. Catching up with them and getting back into the swing of things at Wes made me appreciate all I had missed even more.      
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I plan to pursue a master's degree in ethnomusicology followed by a PhD program. After spending some time traveling, I would love to be a professor of music.

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