Music DSA Molly Kohl

Molly Kohl

Hometown: Bloomfield Township, MI
Majors: Music and Spanish
Study Abroad: Santiago, Chile
Best Adjective to Describe You: Considerate

In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
The faculty! Some of the most important people in my support system at K work in the Music Department.

What is your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Get to know the faculty. They are some of the most helpful, caring, and supportive people you’ll meet at K.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
How to live on my own. I had never been away from home for more than a 12-day overnight camp before coming to college, so the past few years have really taught me how to be an adult.

What has been your favorite class at K?
History of Western Art Music After 1750. Dr. Koehler made the class such an enjoyable and engaging experience. I was already a bit of a music history nerd, but his knowledge and passion for the subject deepened my own knowledge and appreciation exponentially.

How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
One of my favorite things about the open curriculum has been taking English classes. I’m not interested in majoring in English, but I enjoy reading and having discussions about what I’m reading. Reading the World classes have been especially great for doing just that!

What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
I’m an Interfaith Student Leader (ISL). I’m in Kalamazoo Philharmonia (K Phil). I take violin lessons and I work in the Music Department Office.

What is your SIP?
I am doing a violin recital in the spring for my SIP.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’m looking into doing something in Music Administration along the lines of what I currently do in the Music Office.

Generally speaking, what is your favorite thing about K?
Interfaith Student Leaders. We’re a group of students who talk about various religious and spiritual topics every Wednesday night, but there are no requirements of how religious or spiritual you have to be to join. We learn a lot and get to enjoy each other’s company. Feel free to ask me about it if you have any questions!

What is a random fun fact about you?
My brother and I like to quote a variety of movies and TV shows at each other.