What’s your instrument of choice and why?

In elementary school, we were able to try out each of the instruments and for some reason I was just drawn to the violin and went with it and now I love it. It’s so expressive and beautiful.

What are you involved with musically?

I’m in the College Youth Symphony on campus and during the holiday season, I’ll be playing with some other groups off campus for different events.

Who are your biggest influences?

The Beatles are my all time favorite band. The Kinks. The Grateful Dead. Ray Lamontagne. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Who have you been listening to lately?

I actually just bought a couple jazz albums that are wonderful. Miles Davis. Billie 


What’s your plan for the future?

Well, I really hope to officially become a music major in the spring and go on to pursue music therapy. I’d love to be able to use music to improve the lives of others.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Practice. Practice all the time and with different people in different genres. Just get as much experience as you can. Don’t be afraid to take risks and just keep playing!