It’s truly an honor for me to play. I can’t imagine not playing in an orchestra. I started viola at age 9 and haven’t stopped! My first community orchestra experience with professional musicians was in Penfield, NY when I was in high school. I love making music with my talented colleagues. They inspire me and teach me to be the best musician I can be. I teach high school German classes (Levels 1-AP) at Warren Central High School. I love working with my students and traveling to Germany with them. One way I connect with my students is through German music of all varieties. Music is important to my students, and it helps them learn about and understand the German culture. I also organize and coordinate the Staatskongress high school German student convention at Ball State every year.