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Music Huskie Spotlight

Huskie Spotlight: Chanel Antoshin, Music Education, ’25

Chanel Antoshin

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

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