Hugh Birky

Music Major, Freshman at Goshen College

Published March 2018

I am extraordinarily passionate about music. I’ve been playing violin since I was five. Now, as a student at Goshen College, I’m a music major. It was definitely one of the main reasons I decided to go to Goshen College; they have such a strong music program. It’s just top notch. I always have loved the idea of being a part of this music system.

In Goshen when you walk down the street, you can smile at someone and they’ll smile back. It just makes you feel good. Goshen gives so many opportunities to people. Without the supportive community, I wouldn’t be the same person. I have had so many amazing opportunities.

Recently, I became passionate about magic. I brought my cards to college and showed it off to a couple friends. They said, ‘You should totally go out for Kick Off.’ Kick Off is the annual talent show at Goshen College. If you make it, you get to perform on the Sauder Concert Hall stage. So I auditioned and I got in.

Editor • Liz Shenk
Interview + Photography • Ashley Ganger

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