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Kira Fondse, 4th year student, voice, Desautels Scholar 2013 – 2016.

Kira Fondse, 4th year student, voice, Desautels Scholar 2013 – 2016.

Learning a universal language

Donor support opened the door to unique opportunities for 4th-year vocal student

Music often serves as its own language, articulating that which can’t be said, and creating bonds among friends, strangers and even different cultures. Kira Fondse, a soprano undergraduate, embraces it all.

“To collaborate with students who love the same things I do, to work with people who can connect me to the music industry, and to see the connections I can create in the outside world,” says Fondse. “Music, and specifically, the Desautels Faculty of Music, has been a huge blessing to me.”

For starters, Fondse has spent the last five years learning from Tracy Dahl, one of Canada’s greatest sopranos.

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