The Studio – Sophomores

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Breanna Bunney
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Blackwell, Oklahoma
Musical Honors: RCBDA 5 year honor band member and scholarship recipient, OSSBDA All-State Piccolo, NOC Honor Band 5 year member and Outstanding Woodwind
Hobbies: Reading, practicing, watching Grey's Anatomy, making friends, sleeping anytime anywhere
Favorite Flutist: Sir James Galway, Emmanuel Pahud, Jasmine Choi
Favorite Piece of Music: "I Carry Your Heart With Me" - EE Cummings
Favorite Quote: "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." -Aldous Huxley
Advice for Incoming Freshmen: Slow and steady wins the race. You don't have to figure everything out right away. You'll thank yourself for taking time to breathe in the long run.

Favorite thing about OSU: There was a sense of "home" from day one. The sense of community and friendship here is something I am proud to be a part of. Go Pokes!


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Nicole Mendyka
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Denton, Texas
Musical Honors: 2016 Denton Bach Society Concerto Competition Winner, John Phillip Sousa Award Recipient, Guyer Band Booster Scholarship Recipient
Hobbies: Drinking coffee with Emily
Favorite Flutist: Marina Piccinini and Denis Bouriakov
Favorite Piece of Music: Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloe
Favorite Quote: "Don't forget the vibrato." -Dr. Broffitt
Advice for Incoming Freshmen: "Happy Practicing." -Dr. Broffitt

Favorite thing about OSU: Emily Passini



Charles Norris
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Morris, Oklahoma
Musical Honors: World Strides Heritage St. Louis Maestro Soloist Award Winner
Hobbies: Music composing and arranging
Favorite Flutist: Dr. Virginia Broffitt-Kunzer
Favorite Piece of Music: Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto
Favorite Quote: "For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages." -Francis Bacon
Advice for Incoming Freshmen: Study, practice, and be on time

Favorite thing about OSU: The campus is such a remarkable thing to view, especially at night when the stars are out.


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Amanda Paust
Major: Music Education & Performance
Hometown: Cache, Oklahoma
Musical Honors: 2016 OkMEA All-State Honor Band, 3 years OSSBDA All-State Honor Band
Hobbies: Cake decorating, writing, and playing flute
Favorite Flutist: The flute studio at OSU
Favorite Piece of Music: An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Advice for Incoming Freshmen: Practice, eat, and sleep!

Favorite thing about OSU: The people are definitely my favorite thing! They are all so nice and welcoming.