Music, Minor in American Indian Studies
Asia Passmore, from Buford, Georgia, graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in music. She was proud to graduate with honors and obtain a minor in American Indian studies while also juggling all the responsibilities of being a music major and an involved student. She was also proud to compete in the 2016/2017 Concerto Competition here at UNC Pembroke. The opportunities that the Honors College gave Asia and the close-knit group of like-minded students were very rewarding to her.
For Asia’s senior project she took the theme song to Winnie the Pooh and transcribed it by ear into three different variations. Each variation keeps the same foundation but changes the style. The first variation uses the same historical period of music but used more traditional jazz chords. Variation two attempts to follow a more Baroque music style, an older style of Western art music. The third and final variation is in an impressionist music style where she extended the chords in the theme song.
After graduation Asia continued her music education by attending graduate school for piano performance at the University of New Mexico. She cherishes the many memories made with friends at UNC Pembroke. From hanging out in the living room to going on adventures together, she is so thankful for all the fun times spent with her friends she made here at Pembroke. She advises honors students to make the most of their collegiate career and to get involved and build a resume and a future.
Thesis: Theme and Variations on Winnie The Pooh
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Maisonpierre