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.