music was extremely crucial to Alex’s academic success

“I may be biased but I believe music was extremely crucial to Alex’s academic success at Terrace HS and now at Seattle Pacific University.  The experience added depth, dimension, and texture to his intellectual abilities to take the hard courses and conquer them.  If he had the same decision facing him as incoming freshman do now, I don’t believe he would have selected the Music Program within its small school as his appetites would have tended towards another small school with AP courses.  It is my opinion that he would have suffered from this choice and underachieved without the music experience.” – Craig Moore, parent of Alex Moore (2003)