Music Huskie Spotlight
Huskie Spotlight: Chanel Antoshin, Music Education, ’25
What did you want to be when you were growing up? An elementary school teacher. I am now a music educator major because which is perfect for me because it combined my childhood passion and my passion growing up; teaching people and music!
What is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this course of study? Music Education major and Spanish minor because I want to continue to educate myself on music and share that with the world, as well as broaden my knowledge on the language of Spanish.
What is your favorite thing about studying and/or playing music at NIU? I absolutely love being around people who have the same passion as I do. It really shines through in classes and ensembles
Why did you choose NIU to study music? I chose to study music as both of my parents are music educators and as I like to say, music is in my blood.
Who has been one of your favorite instructors/professors and why? What course do they teach? The flute studio teacher Scott Metlicka has been a phenomenal educator so far. He is very welcoming, caring, intellectual, talented and beyond funny which never fails to shine through when working with him.
Where is your favorite spot on campus or in the community? Why are you drawn to it? I absolutely love the grassy knoll. It is the perfect place to set up a picnic blanket in the fall and read a book, do homework, or enjoy the beauty of NIU
Gabriel Wade, ’24, Master of Music
Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Gabriel Wade, '24, Master of MusicWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? Ever since starting band and piano class in middle school, I've always wanted to make music a major part of my life. That led to me pursuing a...
Stefan Lenthe, ’24, Master of Music
Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Stefan Lenthe, '24, Master of MusicWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? I pretty much knew from an early age that I wanted to be a musician. For me it all goes back to very first time I heard The Beatles. I was...
Liam Weber, ’25, Music Performance and Music Education
Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Liam Weber, '25, Music Performance and Music EducationWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? By middle school I had already decided on becoming a music major. Originally I just wanted to be a middle school band...
Dartagnan Stephen, ’23, Master of Music
Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Dartagnan Stephen, '23, Master of MusicWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? I've always wanted to be a performer. As my goals became clearer and my musical techniques became more refined, I found my voice with the...