I’ve always thought it would be cool to play in an orchestra pit. This week, I’ve been helping with the music for the play, Hello, Dolly! It has been a very interesting project. I’ve only done one other similar production before, and that was about 5 years ago! (That one was a lot easier, too.) I met our director about a month prior to the play … Continue reading Playing in the Orchestra Pit!
During high school, I had a goal: I wanted to become the 1st chair violinist of the youth orchestra I was part of. I worked very hard at developing my skill, auditioned, and won the position in my senior year. It was lots of fun to sit at the front of the orchestra and lead my colleagues! I loved the position, and I’m very grateful … Continue reading Music: Not just notes
In January of 2016, I was one of 2 winners selected in the Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition. That meant that I got to perform the first movement of Mozart’s 5th violin concerto as a soloist in our spring concert. Although I have no aspirations of a career as a soloist, it was thrilling to perform with an orchestral accompaniment! Continue reading Playing Mozart as a Soloist