2016-2017 Executive Board
My name is Brandon Lin and I am a junior at Northwestern University majoring in Music, minoring in Arts Administration, and also pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate. I am one of the 2016-2017 Co-Operation Directors of AMASE. I began volunteering with AMASE in my freshman year and it has been a privilege to work with all these students with so much potential. I strive to transfer my love of music to our students, so they can integrate this important part of my life into their lives. AMASE is something that I love to wake up for on Saturday mornings just to see our students come in with smiles on their faces, and happy to come learn music!
My name is Keishel Lee and I am currently a junior majoring in Music Cognition, with minors in Music Theory and in Business Institutions. I am the 2016-2017 co-Operations Director with Brandon, and have been involved with AMASE since my freshman year. I love seeing our students grow and develop throughout the year, both musically and personally. To me, music is a form of expression and shared connection, and I hope that our volunteers, students, and parents enjoy being at AMASE every Saturday morning!
Volunteer Relations Coordinator
Hi! My name is Ania Holubecki, and I'm a junior majoring in Neuroscience, hoping to focus my studies on helping individuals with special needs. I started volunteering with AMASE winter quarter of my freshman year, and it's been my favorite organization on campus ever since! As Volunteer Relations Coordinator, I'm responsible for pairing up volunteers with students, monitoring student progress, providing any materials needed for lessons, and maintaining communication with our full-time and substitute volunteers. If you're interested in teaching through AMASE, you reach out to me. This position helps me get to know every student and volunteer on a more personal level, which I absolutely love! My favorite part about being part of the AMASE family is seeing how much our students grow throughout the quarter, both musically and through the relationships formed during Saturday Ensemble. The AMASE community has helped me discover so much about myself, as well as how to look at the world differently, and I hope to be able to give back to them as much as they've given me.
Hi! My name is Kittie Cooper and I am a senior majoring in classical guitar performance and music education. I am one of the two co-curriculum coordinators, meaning that I help lead arts and crafts as well as group music activities. I first found out about AMASE before I started at Northwestern, and joined as soon as I began freshman year. Every Saturday since then, I’ve been volunteering as a guitar teacher, and loving every moment! AMASE has been an important constant during my time at Northwestern, and has taught me so much about compassion, dedication, and the different roles music can fill in people’s lives.
Hi! My name is Amanda Leung and I'm a junior studying biology and Chinese language. I jumped into volunteering with AMASE when I joined Northwestern as a freshman and have loved every bit of it. Working with the students has taught me much about the joys of a volunteer experience: it is not only about the music and preparation for a recital but also about the dedication, the patience, and the fun. I can't wait to see what this year brings for AMASE and engage with the volunteers and students as they grow another year with AMASE.
Hi! My name is Joy Basinger, and I'm a sophomore majoring in Economics and Statistics. I have been playing music nearly all my life, and I joined AMASE at the beginning of my freshman year because I wished to pass on the years of teaching that I have received. Seeing the students smile after mastering at tricky phrase or finishing a piece was what made me smile and decide to get more involved with AMASE. As a member of the executive board this year, I'm excited to see how we can expand our membership and grow our presence within the community.
Community Outreach Director
Hi! I’m Christine Liu and I’m a junior majoring in music theory and neuroscience. Upon entering Northwestern as a freshman, I immediately found home at AMASE and stayed ever since. Music has always been a huge part of my life when I was growing up, and AMASE has given me the chance to share my love for music with the Northwestern and Evanston community. AMASE welcomes not only talented Northwestern music lovers, but also the bright, smart, and dedicated students from greater Evanston area. Through my interaction with AMASE students, parents, and volunteers for the past two years, I’ve learned so much from every single one of them—my student has taught me how to balance having fun and learning, his mom has shown me her incredible dedication and love for her two twins and her work and education, and my peers have always supported me through ups and downs. I’m so grateful and excited to serve as community outreach director this year, a new position, to better integrate Northwestern and Evanston community through music.
My name is Jeffrey Wang and I'm a junior majoring RTVF and pursuing the premed track. I joined AMASE at the beginning of my freshman year, and seeing my student grow and improve over the past two years has been an amazing experience. All the students and volunteers are awesome people, and it's truly a privilege to work with them every Saturday morning. Even if you don't play an instrument, I encourage you to get involved with AMASE!