Karen B Schmid
Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts Music – Piano
I ask God’s help every day to bring music to my students. It is a privilege to share my love of music, and I am so grateful that I can serve others by giving them this lifelong gift. I consider music an aspect of divinity and I know that it can help us work through the pains and pleasures of mortal life.
I tell my students that music will never let them down, that music surely nourishes our souls. My magis is the edifying and happy task of leading students to the delights and struggles of mastering the piano. My hope is this will open students’ lives to sheer beauty, where notes are the allegorical reference to our humanness. Learning an instrument teaches them a different discipline, at times a welcome change from other study. It is my hope that it enhances all the aspects of their humanity for the rest of their lives.