TJ Gansenberg '11, Music; Minor: Educational Studies

“I originally chose Salem State because it is affordable. I fell in love with the music department here. The faculty and fellow music students have been such a strong influence on me.

I hope to be teaching music at a local high school within five years of graduating. I’ll also hopefully be performing locally and giving private instruction on guitar and potentially other instruments.

One of my greatest experiences at Salem State has been founding and being captain of the Norse Force (ultimate disc team). It has been a character-building experience. Being thrown into a somewhat leadership oriented role has forced me into becoming more responsible. Winning games and growing as a team has been a highlight of my time at the institution.”