Artists in the Yard

by Sheema Golbaba

At times, Harvard Yard teems with students dashing here and there with a musical instrument slung on their backs. Harvard has a rich, vibrant population of musicians who could have chosen to study at conservatories or other arts-focused institutions. So why do many music students matriculate at Harvard instead? Physics concentrator Ryu Goto '11 and undeclared concentrator Rainer Crosett '14 -- both musicians -- share their reasons for being artists in the Yard.

MUSIC CREDIT: Pachabel's Canon in D Major/Soundtrack Pro.