When I worked in an office setting, I remember first being introduced to one of my favorite music listening websites, Pandora, by a colleague. We shared favorite songs from our personalized music stations and helped each other discover new music. This was another music sharing experience that created a connection that was not related to work, building genuine friendships that have lasted beyond the days of clocking in and out together.
The college events and activities that involved music are far too numerous to recount. Me and my fellow students studied music together, attended performances, performed on stage, performed in small groups, and sang impromptu in the college dorms and while we worked our on-campus jobs. Music strengthened my relationships in college in countless instances. I not only formed closer relationships with the students I performed with, but also made connections with each audience for which we performed.