Day in the life of…Maria DiPalma

Day in the life of...Maria DiPalma

by Blair BoydStaff Writer

Maria DiPalma is chair of the Music Department, which means she usually has a pretty busy day.

With teaching the music Liberal Arts Seminar in the fall, visiting with students and faculty, committee work and lessons, she is always interacting with someone and is always occupied.

During spring semester she is even busier because of all of the recitals and auditions, which normally take place every lunch hour.

7:00 a.m. – Wake up

8-8:30 – Arrive at Simpson

8:30-10:00 – Student and faculty appointments

10:00-12:00 p.m. – Teach voice lessons

12:00-12:30 – Lunch

12:30-2:00 – Auditions for perspective students, music faculty meeting

2:00-4:00 – Teach more voice lessons

4:00-5:00 – Committee meeting

5:00-7:00 – Free time!

7:00-8:00 – Attend student recital

8:00 – Go home and recover from the day!