Success Tags: Music

Dobbins finds direction in Virginia

Hastings College alumnus Chris Dobbins recently filled the Director of Instrumental Activities position at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. His responsibilities will include conducting the University Wind Ensemble, teaching music theory,…

Musical a gift from Sandall to Hastings College

Hastings College alumnus Colin Sandall’s musical Coffee Shop debuted on Thursday, April 9. Colin began writing the musical in 2005, while still at Hastings, and finished it in 2007. An early version…

Vyhlidal: ‘Find the thing you love’

There’s an old couch in the office of Jeff Vyhlidal ’08, but he can’t remember the last time he himself sat down on the well-worn cushions. “It’s almost always filled with students,”…

Hull thrives as part of musical family

“I owe all my talents and musicality to the people that have surrounded me, pushed me to work hard, and guided me through all the struggles,” said Michael Hull, a senior from…

Schmidt lands job she always wanted: Teaching

Caitlin Schmidt came to Hastings College knowing that she wanted to teach, just not which subject would capture her attention and her heart. “I started out at Hastings with a double major…

Gilchrist is [anything but ordinary]

“I woke up one day late January, and I thought, ‘I want to direct a show,’” said Jacob Gilchrist, senior vocal performance major from Colorado Springs, Colo. And thus was born a…

Heaven on turf: Living their passion

Their love story involves music, passion and athletic turf. James and Letty Graff ’01/’99, two talented music students, found a way to pursue their passions and still have the lives they always…