Heidi Stober '00
Profession: Opera Singer at Deutsche Oper Berlin and International Guest Artist
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music with a Self-Designed Major
How did your Lawrence experience prepare you for your current profession?: LU prepared me first and foremost as a singer, musician and actor. My voice lessons with Ken Bozeman were (and continue to be) invaluable. The conservatory is so strong in preparing well-rounded, thoughtful, hard working musicians AND the opportunities I had to take theater courses has made all the difference with my development and skills as an actor. I also grew as a person at LU in the environment the university provided, the cultural experiences, the variety of students and faculty I met and interacted with, etc. Lastly, my term in London definitely opened my eyes in wonderful new ways and was the start of a desire and need to travel and experience different places and cultures.
What is one piece of advice for prospective students about their time at Lawrence that is important for their life after Lawrence?: Take advantage of everything you can while you are at LU: convocations, concerts, sports events, cultural events, etc. If you have the opportunity to study abroad -- please do so!