Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate departmental representatives are responsible for opening avenues of communication between undergraduates and music department faculty.

They also provide academic and career information to majors, minors and prospective students; organize meetings and information sessions on topics related to the music program; disseminate information on music department events and activities; and serve as ambassadors for the music department at universitywide events such as admitted students day and the academic fair.

Meet the 2021-2022 UDRs!

Katie Ball poses with her viola
Katie Ball '22
Music UDR

Katie Ball is a senior double majoring in music and politics. Her primary instrument is viola, with special interests in chamber music and music history. Outside of academics, Katie is also an administrative assistant and concert usher for the music department. When not in Slosberg, Katie can be found in the library, hanging out with her roommates or out exploring Boston.

Katie is excited to join the UDR team this year, and is eager to answer any questions and plan some fun events to bring the community together this year!

Hannah Gudeman poses by the water
Hannah Gudeman '22
Music UDR

Hannah is a senior double majoring in music and East Asian studies. She plays viola and piano and is interested in pursuing a career in music education after graduation. She is one of the student managers of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, in which she has participated since her first year. Outside Slosberg, she gives tours with the Student Admissions Program, hosts a weekly radio show on WBRS 100.1 FM, and co-conducts Top Score, Brandeis' student-run orchestra club.

She is excited to be a UDR this year and is looking forward to sharing the great experiences she's had in the music department with others. Feel free to ask her any questions, music-related or not!

Joanna Marcus portrait
Joanna Marcus '22
Music UDR

Joanna Marcus is a senior majoring in music performance (violin). She is interested in how music can be used to promote mental health, well-being, and inclusion of marginalized populations. Outside of school, she is a teacher and inclusion aide at a local religious school.

Joanna is excited to be a UDR, and she loves answering questions and helping people feel welcome in the music department.

Davina Goodman poses in a field
Davina Goodman '23
Music UDR

Davina Goodman is a junior majoring in biology and minoring in music. She studies vocal performance and is one of the Leonard Bernstein Fellows. Davina loves to perform musical theater or operatic pieces (two different sides of the vocal music spectrum). In addition to singing, Davina is pre-med. She is extremely interested in how music and medicine can be used together to benefit patients.

Davina can be found in the lab, SCC, or SSC listening to music she needs to memorize while studying for her classes. Davina is really excited to work with the other UDRs to create a collaborative and fun space. Additionally, Davina hopes to be a liaison for students who need help balancing their music coursework with their other majors/minors.