Nick Vasquez at Piano

Nick Vasquez

Lifelong Learning Is My Ambrosian Value

Bachelor of Arts in Music, Class of 2017

"At a small university you have a lot more 1-on-1 time with your advisor and professors, but the accessibility really made my experience special."


"Learning by doing" prepared Nick the most for his work with young, aspiring musicians at River Music Experience (RME) in Davenport.

Hometown


Des Moines, Iowa

Lifelong Learning

The Ambrosian values of the liberal arts and community definitely were a big part of my education, but I would say lifelong learning resonated with me the strongest. Following a career in music for me means that there is no other choice than to keep growing as a musician as well as a person.

SAU Values

What about St. Ambrose made your college education worthwhile?


The faculty at St. Ambrose made my education worthwhile. Obviously, at a small university you have a lot more 1-on-1 time with your advisor and professors, but the accessibility really made my experience special. I loved having my teacher answer the questions I had, rather than a teaching assistant or other faculty member.

How did you grow as a person within the SAU community?


I grew as a person in the SAU community by having a very well rounded academic, as well as social experience. The balance and encouragement on both sides of the spectrum helped me grow responsibly.

Student Life at St. Ambrose

Why Choose the Music Program?

Performance Opportunities

At St. Ambrose University, you can perform from the start of your undergraduate career. Join one or more of our performing groups: Symphonic Band, String Ensemble, University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Jazz Combo, Bella Voce, Bee Sharp, and STAMVOJA (vocal jazz ensemble).

Ensembles

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!