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University of Northern Iowa
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Phone: (319) 273-2281
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Master of Music in Conducting


Medellin, Colombia



Why did you decide to attend college in the United States? And why did you choose UNI?

Once I finished my undergrad at my country, I was ready to find new challenges, thus trying to pursue high quality education. The master programs in the United States are well-known worldwide because of their academic excellence and their wider opportunities. After deciding to come to the US, I found myself looking for different colleges and finally I decided for UNI because the School of Music has one of the finest programs in the country.

What do you like the most about UNI?

Certainly, I have to say the people; here, at UNI, you find all kinds of people that always are willing to help you. Being away from home it has not been as challenging because I have felt welcome and esteemed since my first day in Iowa. I feel really grateful because of the friendly people of the Midwest.

How has your academic experience been?

It has been a really interesting and successful academic experience. Despite the fact that I have a challenging beginning, due mainly to the new language, I think everybody at UNI want you to success, thus, they are ready to help, support and assist you in any regard. Also, I guess is because of the excitement of having this opportunity, I have tried to keep on top of my classes, therefore, challenging myself to higher levels of knowledge.