Drummer Profile: Dustin Sprague
Though Dustin Sprague came to Alma College with hopes of becoming a veterinarian, the music education program ended up hitting the right note with the Chippewa Hills senior.
Dustin Sprague ’12
“I really appreciate being part of the music department at Alma,” he says. “From big performances to small and ensemble performances to solo ones, each opportunity has been meaningful to me.”
When Sprague began playing the drums in 7th grade, he realized that his passion for music was more than a hobby. At Alma, he says he has been able to further explore this passion and develop it into a career.
“I have a lot of positive memories that involve the music department,” he says. “One of my favorite memories, though, has been doing the spring percussion concert every year. There’s a lot of energy that goes into that performance”
Sprague has tried to take advantage of the diverse musical experiences available at Alma. To make the most of his Alma experience, he joined the Pipe Band last fall.
“I really enjoy playing concerts with all the different groups at Alma: the symphony, choir and chorale, pipers, dance studio, band and percussion ensemble,” he says. “All of these experiences have been great.”