Elaina Palada

Class of 2020 (Sophomore)

My name is Elaina, and I am a sophomore music education major from a small town about two hours away called Gilbertsville. One of the reasons I chose Syracuse was because of the welcoming environment within the Setnor School of Music and the university. I also love that I can share my passions with others and take advantage of the large networking opportunities at Syracuse. Besides being a VPA Ambassador, I am also a member of the National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter (NAfME-CC); a member of the New York State Band Directors Association Collegiate Chapter (NYSBDA-CC); a section leader/music instructor of the Syracuse University Marching Band; a member of First Year Players (FYP); and a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity for women.