Being a musician has been one of the most deeply rewarding choices I have made. Music has a way of becoming the cornerstone to every single important moment that we live.
One thing I have learned in my journey is that the people around you are not your greatest competition but in fact your greatest asset.
My SDYS experiences shaped me as a person and ultimately paved my decision to major in violin performance.
One of the strongest lessons I learned from SDYS was personal responsibility. Show up to rehearsal on time, fully practiced, and ready to focus for however long the group needs you.
The point of an orchestra is to explore all of the rich textures available in classical music. You, as an individual instrumentalist, are just one texture in this vast array.