Clara Boyd is a sophomore Vocal Performance and Psychology major at the University of Kansas. She spent her childhood in Moran, a tiny town in Southeast Kansas. Growing up, she took music lessons from a retired choir teacher who instilled a love of all things musical and inspired her to pursue vocal music at the collegiate level. At the University of Kansas, she studies under the marvelous Roberta Gumbel and has had the opportunity to participate in the university’s Opera Workshop and Opera Production, performing in renditions of Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through these activities, she made wonderful friends across all areas of music. In addition to her musical endeavors, she volunteers as a research assistant at the Cofrin-Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment. As a research assistant, she aids research participants and assist the Center with many research-related needs. Coming from a small place, she experienced the difficulties of transitioning to Lawrence and university life. Becoming involved in extracurricular activities gave her comfort and confidence. Even though the university is a big place, there are many opportunities to join smaller organizations that provide a sense of closeness. Her favorite campus season is spring and can take you to all the fragrant alcoves.
Ask me about: Music, opera, research, transitioning to college from a small town, maintaining a sufficient sleep schedule while still being involved, Italian, and the arts