Instrumental Decision-Making

To perform at a high level in nearly any field requires outstanding talent and training, and for many the equipment is also crucial. The talent is intrinsic — you either have it, or you don’t.  The training requires dedication and even passion — a commitment to devoting thousands of hours to pursuing mastery even while […]

Charles Aschbrenner’s Gift of Music Forever

The late Dr. Charles Aschbrenner, long-time professor of music at Hope, has left a lasting impression upon the college beyond his 53 years of teaching piano. Aschbrenner’s personal grand piano — a Steinway over 100 years old — now resides in the college’s presidential home, a gift he bequeathed to Hope upon his death in September, 2016.