It has become almost a habit to pack up the violin and music, grab a pencil and some dinner, and hustle toward the car every Tuesday night for the past four years. MYO for me was divided into three parts, Concert Orchestra with Ms. Ho, Symphony Orchestra with Mrs. Koppeis, and Principal Orchestra with Mr. Stickley. Every step of the way, from Tchaikovsky to Ravel, playing music has inevitably become a unique tension between expression and embracement, and the multiple skills that I learned and the experiences I shared with all my friends – I will cherish for a very long time.
August Chen, Violin
Nassau Principal Orchestra 2015