Texas Music Festival, 2019
Skipping around radio stations and stumbling on the Beethoven Septet, Op. 20, in elementary school
Cynthia Meyers, my teacher. No one else has a sound like hers. I blame her for making me fall in love with piccolo!
Clarinet. They can pretty much do anything musically possible and have the best parts written for them by the best composers.
I was a competitive Mario Kart Wii player in high school, featured on top 10 regional time trials in Japan.
It’s okay to take the risk of pursuing classical music. If you have to, fail now and try another profession while you are still young instead of spending the rest of your life wondering what could have happened.