ICYMI: Amherst Choral Society - Seeking Light

April 20, 2024

Featuring the Amherst College Glee Club and Concert Choir with guest artist Haitham Haidar, the performance includes the world premiere of "Ma Ziltu Hayyan," by Jordanian-Palestinian-Canadian composer, Shireen Abu-Khader.

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Welcome New Major Ryan Hughes '26

This passion never faded, but only grew...

Going into Amherst, I knew I wanted to pursue music as a hobby, taking music classes here and there, but I never wanted to become fully immersed in it as I worried I would lose the passion that I carried with me for more than a decade. As I took more and more classes, however, this passion never faded, but only grew. There were so many sides to music I had never experienced before and the aspects that I was familiar with were far more deep than I had anticipated. This fostered a curiosity within me, causing me to declare music as my second major, alongside computer science.