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Noah Durnell

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Noah  Durnell

Personal Summary

A Great Falls native, Noah is a junior majoring in Music Performance and Entertainment Management. He decided to run a write in campaign for senate because he was determined to bring representation of the Performing Arts to the senate floor, a position that has not been consistently present on the governing body for many years. As a senator, he is striding to bridge the communication gap between ASUM and the student body so that the senate reflects the voice of all students on campus, rather than the small populace which ASUM senators currently represent.

Noah has held previous positions in ASUM student groups; most recently as treasurer of the Student Music Union. This, along with his experiences lobbying at the national level for Title X funding and the Real Education for Healthy Youth Acts (REHYA), co-leading the creation of Rustler Allies, a teen led organization in Great Falls, MT promoting LGBTQ and Ally partnership, and canvassing for the Six-Mill Levy, a levy that reduces the cost of tuiton for all Montana college students, have all inpsired his drive for advocacy, and creating meaningful policy. Noah beleives strongly in sustainability, activism for minority peoples, and minimizing financial burdens for students pursuing secondary education. 

Outside of Senate, Noah is the Tenor section leader for the Grizzly Marching Band, and an Oboist in the Univeristy's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Univeristy Symphony Orchestra, Breakfast Club Woodwind Quintet, and many other chamber groups. You can often find him providing free and sustainable transportation as a U-dash bus driver for students every weekday morning. In his free-time, Noah enjoys hanigng out with his Goldfish, Zombie, and pursuing new musical endeavors. 

Education

CMR High school, graduated 2017 

Univeristy of Montana, Currently Enrolled 

Davidson Honors College, Currently Enrolled

 

Field of Study

Bachelor of Music Performance

Entertainment Management

Honors / Awards

National Honors Society Graduate, 2017

John Philip Sousa Award Recipient, 2017

Louis Armstrong Award Recipient, 2017

UM Band Arts Fee Tuition Waiver, 2017

Concerto Aria Winner, 2017

Musicfest Northwest, Gold Medalist, 2019