Daniel Sarkela


Greer, SC


Bachelor of Music in string performance and Spanish, minor in Latin American studies. Magna Cum Laude. Furman University 2022


Protest Music, Ethnomusicology, Literature, Chilean New Song Movement, The Arts in Politics


I started college at Furman University as a music student studying classical guitar. After taking a Spanish course for a general education requirement, my professor suggested I continue taking Spanish classes past the requirement. So I took another. Then another. While taking another class after that, I declared both the Spanish major and the Latin American studies minor in addition to the music curriculum. The following summers I spent as a research fellow through the university analyzing Latin American protest music and co-presenting the resulting papers with a professor at numerous conferences. I am currently continuing my education here at UF in both LAS and music. I hope to continue to combine my two interests and further study the transformative power of music within the framework of Latin American politics.