Q: Tell us about being a music student—what are you studying and what do you hope to do with your music background?
A: Music has always been a big part of my life. It's my passion. I started playing the flute when I was 11, the bass at 13, and even learned the bassoon for a short stint in an orchestra at 15. I was also singing in large choral groups, and singing opera and jazz. When I went to college , there weren't many choices for young singers. The “in” is basically to study classical voice. I thought I might pursue opera, but it wasn't fitting into my lifestyle.
Now I'm finishing my studies in flute, as an instrumentalist. In the future I hope to be part of a performing ensemble, maybe traveling to play different venues. It depends on the way life goes. Later on I would love to “settle down” and teach music to students in a school, or maybe privately. I had the good fortune of being blessed with amazing music educators throughout my entire training. It’s getting harder for kids to get the creative education they need these days in school. I would love to do my part and give back, hopefully inspiring some little flute players along the way to pursue their dreams. Read the feature at Element Eden!