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Departmental Honors




Many college students change majors at some point in their undergraduate study. Studies have found that students who change their major late in their education are more likely to graduate from the institution at which they started than those who switch before their 5th semester. At its conception, the purpose of Don't Panic: A Music Student 's Journey was to serve as an informative source for those interested in the Music Therapy Program at Utah State University, reflecting on both the requirements and the process through the experience of one student. In the time since, the author changed majors, and additional intentions were added - to provide an experiential model that could support students who may find themselves in a similar position of change and self-discovery. In order to achieve this goal, the author developed a program of music to best embody her emotions through the undergraduate experience. A script was then written, detailing the events around each song, and a PowerPoint presentation was created to support the music, and house narrations of the script. The presentation took place on April 3rd, 2018.

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Music Commons



Faculty Mentor

Letha Winger

Departmental Honors Advisor

Sergio Bernal