Senior Spotlight: Maya Stepansky ’22

Maya Stepansky, a drummer from Montclair, NJ, wrote her senior thesis as a composition that explored of sonic painting through drum performance and computer music. A member of Jazz Small Group I, her favorite musical memory on campus was getting to play with the great Dave Holland in Richardson Auditorium. During the pandemic, she enjoyed videorecording a metric modulation to Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. One fun fact Maya: prior to coming to Princeton, she was a varsity high school athlete in crew, and almost rowed for the Princeton University team.

Favorite tracks: Holding You, Loving You by Don Blackman, Det Dis Money by Slum Village, Crooked Creek by Brian Blade Fellowship, Intentions by Terrace Martin, Knot by Chon, Waiting by Mac Ayres, Devotion by Jay Som, Money Trees by Kendrick Lamar, Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, Infrunami by Steve Lacy, May I by Tpain, What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers

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