Question & Answer: Robert Runnels

Breanna Cole

What is your year and major?
I am a music major in my junior year.

Why did you come to St. Scholastica?
Because at first it felt more like home than any of the other schools I visited.

What activities/clubs are you involved in?
I am a member of all three percussion ensembles on campus as well as concert band.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to read, write, go for hikes, and play music.

What is your favorite class/professor?
My favorite classes have to be the percussion ensembles. I have learned more about music in the ensemble experience than I have learned outside of it. That being said, I would have to say that the professor who runs the ensembles would have to be my favorite, Dr. Jeremy Craycraft. He has been a tremendous help to me in my years at CSS.

What do you plan to do beyond CSS?
I want to work as a performing musician and composer. After that has run its course, I would like to go back to school and study biology or architecture.

What inspired your plan?
These are just all things that have interested me throughout my life, so I figured why not learn more about them?

Do you have a role model? If so, who?
I don’t know if I can say a have a specific role model. I have been influenced by several people throughout my life and have taken a little bit from all of them.

What is your most memorable moment here at CSS?
Touring around Minnesota high schools with the percussion ensembles.

Any advice for underclassmen?
All I would say to underclassmen is trust your inner voice. If you feel you need to do something to aid in the achievement of your life goals, do it. There is little time for second guessing. Also, if along the path you realize that what you’re studying isn’t working for you, finish it out anyway. Along the journey you will learn some things that will be extremely valuable to you in your years to come.