Growing her passion for music into a professional career, alumni Amy Newton, currently teaches general and instrumental music in three rural schools in Northern Vermont. While at Castleton, Newton earned a Bachelors Degree of Music Education and was drawn to the university’s intimate campus atmosphere and class size.
“I attended Castleton because I knew I would be a name and not just a number within the department,” she said. “I liked the small class sizes and the fact that the professors were approachable and available to their students.”
Another attractive feature that brought the aspiring music teacher to Castleton was the university’s liberal arts college setting.
“My professors pushed me to do my best, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and allowed me to grow into whom I am and the teacher I am today,” said Newton, who works alongside several other Castleton alumni in the field. “I wouldn’t be who I am without their guidance and support.”