SCC Class of 2018: Her career path clicked in choir
St. Croix Central Class of 2018 graduate Robyn Pfeifer has known for awhile that she wanted to be a teacher. However, it wasn't until her senior year that she decided what she wanted to teach.
"I've always been really big into music and performing, but it wasn't until this year — when I was voted section leader of the sopranos and was helping them learn their parts — that it finally dawned on me that this was what I wanted to do. It makes sense. Nothing else makes sense," Pfeifer said. "I've always known I wanted to be a teacher since I've always connected with people younger than me and I enjoy helping people learn."
Pfeifer will attend the University of Wisconsin - River Falls next fall to major in choral music education.
"I love to sing. I like band and instrumental music, but I really connect with choral music a lot more," Pfeifer said. "The teacher that we have now, Miss Arnold, came from River Falls and I was asking her if she was to do it all again if she would go to River Falls and she said yes. She took me over there and I toured it and met the staff. I feel like it is a really good fit and that I'll fit in there."
In addition to the choirs she sang in throughout her high school career, Pfeifer also played in the symphonic and jazz band and was part of the school's recent musical production.
"I'll mainly remember the music part of my high school career because that is where I found out that is what I want to do. I found my place there and made a family of all the other music people," Pfeifer said.
When Pfeifer graduates from college, she plans on looking for jobs teaching choir at the high school level.
"At that age, I think that is when they decide that they want to be there and put in the effort to be the best they can be," Pfeifer said.