How the music changed RMU

The diversity at Robert Morris University has become so popular that international students are comfortable expressing themselves through a variety of music. Students who attend Robert Morris are opening themselves up to new people who inspire them to have an open mind towards music of all genres.

Certain music has broadened the horizons for creativity and uniqueness behind students as a whole.

Samantha Alves, 23, is an alumni from Brazil who attended Robert Morris.

“While attending Robert Morris University for 5 years, I met friends from all around the world,” she said. “The variety of music people listen to and connect to at Robert Morris University really blows my mind.”

Robert Morris University successfully promotes individuality. Through music people can express themselves freely. Campus consists of musicians, disk jockey’s and more who embrace the importance of music and its uplifting talent.

“Soca music is the one genre,” said Alves. “I had no idea about before my friend from Canada introduced me to it.”

Soca music is traditionally from the Caribbean culture, many people from Trinidad and Tobago connect to this very energetic, upbeat, sing song music.

“Music helps students bond at Robert Morris because it is something for them to relate to with one another. For many students it helps cope with a very stressful school and work schedule,” she said.

Many international students speak different languages other students learn from listening to music because they are able to pick up different languages. Through RMU Radio, RMUSentryMedia, music classes, and events that take place, music from many cultures is utilized to create a more energetic, and a more fun atmosphere for students to adapt to.

The interesting thing about RMU and the music variety it has to offer is simply the acceptance of a variety of cultures, and enrolling students who become successful through music for example; popular rap performer Wale.

Not only does music effect students at Robert Morris University, athletics are highly prided at Robert Morris too, but both highly contribute to the success of the students and the school.

“Most athletes have a certain routine they follow before every game, for most this includes some form of music to get pumped up before our events” said Tiffany Mineart, 22, RMU student and former tennis player.

Playing sports at a Divison I program also allows student- athletes to connect with people internationally and embrace their culture (music).

“Most events play music while the teams warm up before games,” said Mineart. “Doing this helps pump the players adrenaline and motivate them to compete for a win.”

The music at games and events also energizes the fans keeping them entertained needless to say, not every single event is the most interesting.

“Playing on the women’s soccer team I have played with girls from Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Canada and more,” said Rebekah Landers, 19, a freshman on the women’s soccer team. Being on a team gives students a sense of belonging but also forces student- athletes to live with one another thus, exposing them to music from all around the world.

Robert Morris University continues to do an excellent job of opening up new opportunity for students to engage in new music. As times change music evolves, and it is becoming something positive for people to rely on. Not to mention Robert Morris University supports musicians, and allows students to use the multimedia rooms to express themselves artistically.

With the willingness to help students reach their goals Robert Morris University embraces their acceptance of international students and their music choices. Opening up the world of music to students internationally can only contribute to a school that educates motivated, artistic, creative, successful individuals.