Major: Piano Performance
Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL
High School: Adlai E. Stevenson HIgh School
Size of Graduating Class: 991
Sports/Clubs/Orgs Monique Participated in: Baroque Ensemble, Choir, Madrigal Singers, National Honor, Society, Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, Tri-M Honor Society, Viol Consort
Awards Received: National Merit Scholarship Finalist
Why Monique Chose Her Major: "I've always been attached to music; it's the reason I learned how to play seven instruments! I sing and currently play baroque violin, harpsichord, piano, upright bass, viola de gamba, and violin. I originally auditioned to be a voice major at UW as well, but later decided to pursue piano. "
Favorite Things: The sound of rain, dark chocolate, the crisp smell of laundry detergent, lattes, Igudesman and Joo
Dislikes: Anything bitter
Favorite Place In Monique's Home-State: "My bed. Definitely my bed."
Favorite Place on Campus: Not sure, I haven't been on campus long enough yet!
One Word That Describes Monique's Personality: Bubbly
Favorite Color: Blue
When Monique was a kid, she wanted to be a: "It hasn't changed - a pianist!"
Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Igudesman and Joo, Twoset Violin, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Anime songs
If Monique had a free night to do whatever she wanted, she would: Sample all the best chocolates I could find
Hero/Heroine: "Igudesman and Joo - They manage to be such wonderful musicians versed in the world of classical music, but yet still retain their wonderful sense of humour at the same time. "
Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To expand my repertoire, and to get to know the people that I will be making music with!"