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Meet the Musicians
Years with SSO: 2
What is your role in the orchestra (chair/principle)?
2nd Chair Viola.
What is the hardest part about playing in the orchestra?
I find it especially hard to play in a section that only has two players. Sometimes it is difficult to sight-read the music or play sections we do not know how to play.
What keeps you coming back to the SSO each year?
I have always loved playing music and the fact that my university has an orchestra that I can participate in is very rewarding.
What does it take to prepare for a performance?
Practice, practice, and more practice! I take private lessons to help prepare for performances. I also always listen to recordings while reading the sheet music to familiarize myself with what we are playing.
Do you have a memory of a favorite performance with the SSO?
I absolutely loved our performance of Lemony Sniket's The Composer is Dead at last year’s SSO Children's Concert. It was so much fun and I remember our conductor making fun of the viola section because the book mocks how the viola section is always sad that they never have the melody. It was such a great time and I laughed about it for days!
When did you realize you wanted to be a musician?
Since I started playing string instruments in the 4th grade.
How long have you been playing your instrument?
About 10 years.
Did you study music? Where and when?
I am currently an elementary education major with a double minor in ESOL and music at Salisbury University.
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What do you do for a living?
Full-time student at Salisbury University