Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Blackburn Academy at Festival Napa Valley, Chautauqua Music School
Playing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” in my elementary school’s Suzuki recital! I remember my parents telling me that I was humming along to the song as I was playing.
My partner. He’s a percussionist and has a different way of looking at music than I do which always makes me want to try different things!
Usually whatever I’m performing at the moment!
In the summer of 2022 I got the chance to work on a contemporary piece by composer Gabriella Smith. The piece was super challenging, but after the performance I walked off stage so happy because it had come together and was so much fun to perform. I’ll never forget that feeling.
I’ve always said I would play the cello, but maybe something outside the string family like clarinet.
When I was in elementary school I wanted to be a teacher, but now I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than music.
Beethoven, Esperanza Spalding, and Joni Mitchell