Gideon McFarland, from Georgetown, TX, is an astrophysicist and vocalist with a passion for music composition. A member of the Undergraduate Composers Collective, he wrote Soundscape, a short piece for harmonica as part of his Certificate in Music Composition. An avid nature lover, Gideon loved spending time amid the flowers and singing birds of Prospect Garden on campus, and hiking with Outdoor Action.
“I have loved working with African Music Ensemble Director Olivier Tarpaga for my last year here at Princeton. Olivier’s love for music is contagious and I always find myself enjoying the music I get to cook with him. I’m going to miss working with him when I graduate!”
In Other News
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Senior Class Day Award Winners
Aug 4, 2023
Last May, the Department of Music is proud to announce the recipients of the Class of 2023 Senior Class Day awards. Join us in applauding these young musicians on their outstanding accomplishments!
Senior Spotlight: Andrew Kaneb ’22
Jun 14, 2022
“My favorite spot on campus are the Effron Music Building and the Lewis Arts complex in general — so many practice rooms, and so many positive memories of shows I’ve seen there.”Pull-out quote: “My favorite spot on campus are the Effron Music Building and the Lewis Arts complex in general — so many practice rooms, and so many positive memories of shows I’ve seen there.”
Senior Spotlight: Vinny Pagano ’22
Jun 14, 2022
Vinny Pagano, a percussionist from Long Beach, NY, wrote his senior thesis in Mathematics on the unfamiliar territory of the Erdos-Hajnal Conjecture while pursuing Certificates in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Jazz Studies.