When I was in fourth grade, I remember sitting in the band room listening to all of the different instrument options being played in front of me, but I wasn’t really paying attention because I already knew which instrument was going to be my first choice. Without hesitation, I circled the french horn on the instrument survey and nearly fifteen years later, I can say with confidence I made the right choice! I have always been in love with the look and sound of the horn. I feel as though that love is constantly growing as I continue embarking on my musical journey.
I have taken lessons since day one and have always strived to be the best person and player I can be and to be ahead of the curve. With the help of all of my wonderful teachers, I continue making progress as a player and a person every single day. When I was in fifth grade I was playing in the sixth grade band, in seventh grade I was playing in the eighth grade band, in high school I played in the wind ensemble. Outside of regular school, I took every opportunity to play in my community. I was part of three bands, an orchestra and a brass quintet called 14 Valves and a Slide. Some of my favorite memories and best friends were all made in these groups.
As I continue my education, I continue to strive for my best and to present my own unique sound and voice. Someday, I hope to have my doctorate in music so I can teach at a university and give back to my students all that my teachers have so graciously given to me.