Age: 23 Hometown: Moorpark, CA School: Graduated from CSU Long Beach 2016 Number of Years in AYS: Just started! How did you pick your instrument? It was between flute and clarinet (even though I always wanted to be a violinist) and I chose flute because my mother played it when she was young. What is your favorite aspect of being a classical musician? Being able to express and share the emotional journey of whatever I am performing for my audience. To be a musician is to be in such an emotionally vulnerable state and to share that with audience member is a very special experience that I treasure very deeply. What do you hope to provide your audience with through your music? I hope that I can provide them moments where they are no longer burdened by the thoughts of their daily lives and world issues. To give them moments where their minds are free to be imaginative, even if just for a few moments, and to bring them on the emotional journey that the music portrays.