Hello! My name is David Simins and I am a senior in the Music department. I focus on music theory mostly, although I have recently become interested in the philosophy of music, on which I plan to write my thesis. I came to Princeton thinking that I would want to major in either the Woodrow Wilson School or in Near Eastern Studies, but after the incredibly rewarding experiences that I had in my a cappella group, The Princeton Nassoons, and in the Princeton University Glee Club, I decided that Music was the department for me. Aside from music, I have also studied various other things in my time at Princeton, particularly Philosophy and Arabic.
Outside of my academic work, I spend most of my time doing other musical things. I have been the business manager and tour manager of the Nassoons, and am currently the president of the Glee Club. I have also taken private lessons in voice and piano (which are fully subsidized if you are a music major!) I have done pretty eclectic things over my summers in my time at Princeton. After freshman year, I studied Arabic at the Arabic and North African Studies Program at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. After sophomore year I studied orchestral conducting at the Bard College Summer Conductor’s Institute. This past summer, I interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in the Homicide Division. When I graduate from Princeton I am planning on attending law school, so I have experience with the pre-law advising program here as well.
If you have any questions about any of these things, feel free to get in touch with me!