What year did you join the orchestra?
I began playing with the Reno Philharmonic right after graduating from high school during the summer of 1996, and I couldn’t have been more excited! Later, I auditioned and joined as a contract player in 1998.
How long have you been playing music?
I started playing the bass when I was in sixth grade through the Washoe County School District’s fantastic music program. I was 11 years old, and my parents were horrified the first day they came to pick me up in a VW bug (no joke!), and I had a six-foot instrument in tow.
How did you pick your instrument?
In fifth grade, the students at my elementary school toured the nearby middle school to learn more about the strings, band, and choir programs. I’d already picked the flute because it was easy to carry, and its smaller relative, the piccolo, fit nicely in a pocket. But while touring the strings classroom, I saw a “huge violin” sitting forlornly on the floor. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Finally, I asked the teacher if I could pick up the “giant fiddle” and play it. She called it a “bass” and declared, “Only boys play this.” As the sole daughter in a family of boys, I couldn’t pass up a challenge like that!
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When you’re not playing with the Reno Phil, what would we most likely see you doing in your free time?
Because of my occupation, you’re most likely to catch me typing away on my laptop at a café or the airport.