Riley's Bennington Blog

Okay so since I’m graduating I find looking at the curriculum incredibly depressing, but that doesn’t mean all of you shouldn’t check it out. Seniors, we’ll have a crying party in my room later. 

-Riley ‘13

Spring is here and for all us seniors graduating in June that means ADVANCED WORK. For me as a music student I am putting on concert in a few weeks called “Psyconaut”. I am horrifyingly nervous and really excited. These are some pictures of our rehearsals.

Here is what other seniors on shift are doing:

Eric: “Examining the relationship between resource inequality and opportunity inequality through political economy and philosophy”.

David: “I’m studying crowds and why people have an urge to be a part  of something larger than themselves and how they achieve that feeling of ecstasy through religious rituals in crowds.I study social psychology, evolutionary biology and philosophy with some dance.”

Kevin: “I’m working on a paper comparing the elections of 1912 and 2012, particularly in terms of wealth inequality. I study broadly in the liberal arts with a focus in American politics.”

Michaela: “I’m playing a part in the Senior Visual Art Show and I’m writing a paper in art history on Mark Rothko, specifically his trial in the ’70s.I study sculpture, painting and art history. And a little bit of social psychology.”

Wish us luck.

-Riley ‘13

benningtonpostbac:

In response to the snowflakes flying outside our windows today here’s a #flashbackfriday post of an April campus view. Won’t be long now. 

Meow Meow Meow. Spring please come. 
-Riley

benningtonpostbac:

In response to the snowflakes flying outside our windows today here’s a #flashbackfriday post of an April campus view. Won’t be long now. 

Meow Meow Meow. Spring please come. 

-Riley

The Vocal Chamber Ensemble (led by faculty member Tom Bogdan) performs “Serenity Prayer” — a verse set to music by Kitty Brazelton

<3 Riley ‘13

Susie Ibarra, newbie music faculty and STELLAR  musician is giving a concert this coming Wednesday as part of the Carriage Barn series. I am so excited!!! Check her out, check her out.

-Riley ‘13

thegrocery:

Vermont, the last time it was warm like this

Beautiful, whoever you are who took these!

-Riley

My classes…

Composing for string with Kenji Bunch

Advanced Voice with Tom Bogdan

SHH! The Social Construction of Silence with Ron Cohen

Reading and Writing Poetry with Michael Dumanis

African Dance II with Solo Badolme

In other words, I can’t wait.

For more information on courses check out: http://www.bennington.edu/go/curriculum