- Bloomington, IN
Maeve is very proud to have performed the Dvořák string sextet and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, especially after all the hard work she put into releasing some physical tension in her playing that was aggravating a repetitive stress injury. She’s looking forward to exploring this new freedom in her playing by majoring in viola performance under the supervision of the expressive, innovative, and wise Professor Atar Arad in the Jacobs School of Music. She was drawn to IU because of the opportunity it will provide to continue academic studies alongside more music-specific classes. Maeve believes that this dual education is important to help forge creative career paths that engage diverse groups of people. She loves to spend time outdoors in the fresh air – rain or shine – and she’s easy to pick out of a crowd due to her perpetual friendly smile. Though she’s not much of a chef or baker, she does love to decorate desserts that someone else has prepared! Maeve would like to thank her family for always supporting her and making her laugh, her academic teachers for inspiring her to explore education within and beyond coursework, her music teachers for instilling in her a love of the arts and a solid work ethic, and her viola teacher Mimi Zweig for her guidance, wisdom, and enthusiasm. She is the nineteenth Scholar from Bloomington South and will hold the M. Phil and Margaret Hathaway scholarship.