Category Archive: Was It Good For You ?

Profiles of, and interviews with, former musical students at Kent.

Apr 10

Alumna stars in Magic Flute

Former Music Scholarship student and singer, Marina Ivanova, recently appeared in the role of Papagena with Opera South East. As a Music Scholar, she sang in Chorus, Chamber Choir, and numerous Scholar recitals, including a masterclass with Dame Anne Evans; she was also a Music Prize-Winner in 2014. Here, she reflects on music-making and her …

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Mar 14

Rocket power: alumna launches crowdfunding campaign

Kent alumna and former Music Scholar, Lena Younes, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to create a community yoga centre in Brighton, where she lives and teaches. Whilst studying Drama and History at Kent, Lena was a Music Scholarship student, singing with the University Chamber Choir and as a soloist in lunchtime concerts given by the …

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Jul 15

Get cape, wear cape – fly! Graduation week

It’s a busy week, with parents, family and friends thronging to Canterbury Cathedral for graduation ceremonies. Many musicians are graduating throughout the week, including some here; congratulations to everyone celebrating their success over the past five days, as they pass through the doors of the Cathedral to become part of the world-wide University of Kent …

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Nov 20

A trip down Memory Lane…

Congratulations to Svenja Glass, who graduates today having completed her MA in Comparative Literature with the School of European and Cultural Languages. Svenja also studied at Kent during her Erasmus year, and has been a dedicated member of the alto section in the University Chorus. Currently undertaking a teacher training course back home in Berlin, …

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Aug 11

Making music at Kent: Svenja reflects

About to finish her MA in Comparative Literature, her second postgraduate degree, having finished a Master of Education (English and Maths) in Berlin last year, Svenja Glass looks back on her involvement in music at Kent. I was here first in 2012/13 as an Erasmus student from Free University Berlin (just like Max Mergenbaum, funnily enough, only I came via the …

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Aug 10

Was It Good For You: Anna Shinkfield

Continuing the series in which musical alumni look back on their musical life at Kent: this week, woodwind-player and singer, Anna Shinkfield.   When were you at Kent? 2007 – 2011 What subject did you study? English and American Literature What occupation are you now engaged in? Arts Admin If music is not your profession, …

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May 20

Was It Good For You: Siobhan Harper

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University of Kent. This week, Siobhan Harper. —- When were you at Kent? I was at Kent from September 2006 until July 2009. What subject did you study? English Literature and Film Studies. What occupation are you now engaged in? I’m doing a Masters degree in English …

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Mar 04

Was It Good For You: Yasmeena Daya

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University. This week, former Music Society President Yasmeena Daya. —- When were you at Kent ? I was at Kent from September 2007 through to June 2010. What subject did you study ? Joint Honours Film and Drama Studies. What occupation are you now engaged in ? …

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Feb 11

Was It Good For You: Susannah Wharfe

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University of Kent. This week, Susannah Wharfe. —- When were you at Kent ? I was at Kent from September 2008 – November 2009. What subject did you study ? I studied for a Masters in International Conflict Analysis. What occupation are you now engaged in ? …

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Feb 04

Was It Good For You: Mariah Mazur.

Mariah Mazur

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University of Kent. This week, Mariah Mazur. —————- When were you at Kent ? 2002 – 2006 What subject did you study ? Drama and Italian, Joint Honours What occupation are you now engaged in ? Management Consulting. Self-employed harpist. If music is not your profession, do …

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