Student Profile: Meet Giselle

Name: Giselle

Age: 18

Instrument: Violin

YSOECI Program: Youth Symphony Orchestra

Number of Years Playing: Ten Years

Number of Years in the YSO: Four years

Favorite Part about Playing the Violin: Being a part of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, because she likes the group aspect and being a part of something bigger.

Lessons learned from the YSO: Giselle appreciates the several types of music the YSO has offered, as well as the opportunity to play with people of different ages and performing at a variety of venues.

As a graduating high school senior, Giselle’s advice to her younger peers involved in the Youth Symphony is to always try new things, like instruments and musical styles. Giselle said, “the more interested I am in a subject, the better I am at it,” as she explained her idea that interest and curiosity fuel success as a musician.

Student Profile: Meet Kenna

Kenna (6)

Instrument: Violin

YSOECI program: Suzuki Prelude

Favorite color: Turquoise

School: Homeschool

Do you have siblings?: Two younger sisters

Favorite part of YSOECI: Getting her Bow Hold Buddy off this semester

Favorite songs: She likes to play faster songs and dance to slower songs