Peter Nashel '88 on His Wesleyan Journey
As an artist and while working in music, Peter Nashel ’88 has had to work hard and take several leaps of faith. That first leap of faith came when he chose to attend Wesleyan. Peter was drawn to Wes because he sensed in its students “a slight irreverence” that he identified with. It didn’t hurt that it was also home to accomplished saxophonist, professor, and John Coltrane contemporary Bill Barron. Between Barron’s mentorship and intense, serious approach to studying music, and the diverse, creative influences of friends and peers, Peter was inspired to become a professional composer for film and television in New York City. Today, he is the founder, creative director, and principal at Duotone Audio Group, and is quick to point to the diversity of his liberal arts education as a real differentiator for him in a field where many received narrower conservatory training. That variety of creative influences is a big reason he frequently returns to Wesleyan and mentors up-and-coming students and musicians.
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Play video Dr. Carlton B. Barnswell '83, P'14 on Serving the Community
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Play video Meet a Wesleyan Student - Katie Livingston
Meet a Wesleyan Student - Katie Livingston
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Play video Luke Wood '91: From Wesleyan to Beats by Dr. Dre
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Play video Bill Belichick '75, P'07, HON. '05 and Amanda Belichick '07 Reflect on Their Time at Wesleyan
Bill Belichick '75, P'07, HON. '05 and Amanda Belichick '07 Reflect on Their Time at Wesleyan
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Play video Meet a Wesleyan Student - Ferdinand Quayson
Meet a Wesleyan Student - Ferdinand Quayson
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Play video Jane Eisner '77, P'06, '12: First Female Editor of The Wesleyan Argus
Jane Eisner '77, P'06, '12: First Female Editor of The Wesleyan Argus
"Being Editor of The Wesleyan Argus was really transformative for me, and the fact that I was the first woman even more so," says Jane Eisner '77, P'06, '12.