My hometown when I was a student was
I graduated in
Music, Education, Theatre
I currently live in
I am now
Since graduating from Alma
I am currently going into my 42nd year as a Middle School Band director in Grand Rapids Public Schools. In my spare time I have been doing political activism. I recently organized and participated in two protests against the confederate statue in Allendale, Michigan. Here is a link to the news article from mlive where I am quoted. Note also 4 Alma grads in the front row of the 1st and 2nd pics including my son Nathaniel Fryer.
My Alma education
Going to a small Liberal Arts college helped define who I am today. I am active in my community, and I still love teaching.
My favorite place(s) on campus included
I spent much of my time in the music building practicing. Many of my fondest memories were there and also in the Dow auditorium. That is where Theatre productions were held.
My favorite professors(s) included
Dr. Jack Bowman
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is
My senior thesis was to be the musical director for the ﬁrst ever musical performed with a live pit orchestra. I did this along with my friend Steve Wylie. He directed the musical and I conducted the pit orchestra. We did “Anything Goes.” Many of our friends were cast in this production. It was the highlight of my years at Alma.