Senior Spotlight: Allie Mangel ’22

Allie Mangel, from Homewood, IL has lent her talents as a violinist and conductor to the Princeton University Orchestra, Early Music Princeton, African Music Ensemble, Trenton Youth Orchestra, and Princeton Camerata while pursuing a concentration in Comparative Literature with Certificates in Violin Performance and Humanistic Studies. Her senior thesis, Transcribing Identity: Musico-Oral Transcription in Postcolonial Francophone Literature, combines all of these passions. When not engaging with music and French literature, Allie has enjoyed sitting on the steps of Whig and Clio Hallsto people-watch over Cannon Green, and spending time with the incredible musicians and human beings with whom she has performed and forged close friendships over her time on campus.

“I will most miss the communities that I’ve found and forged in Princeton’s music groups. I’m still very close with the friends I made during the PUO tour my freshman year, and after coming back to music ensembles post-lockdown, I’ve made new friends with whom I’ve grown equally close. There are incredible musicians and human beings on this campus, and I feel lucky to have met and performed with so many of them.”

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