Name: Jayna Yoon
Years of Experience: 12 years
Future job: psychiatrist
Wingspan: What made you choose your instrument?
“I was in first grade when I started playing the violin, so I don’t think it was exactly my choice, but I tried both violin and piano and enjoyed violin more, so I continued to play.”
Wingspan: What made you want to join orchestra?
“I wanted to join orchestra because by the time I got to middle school, I had been playing for a few years and had started to really enjoy playing.”
Wingspan: What is your favorite memory in orchestra?
“My favorite memory in orchestra has been playing Sleigh Ride at the Winter Extravaganza each year.”
Wingspan: Are you considering continuing your instrument beyond high school? Why?
“I will probably keep violin as a hobby and am considering joining an orchestra in college, but I don’t plan on pursuing it as a profession. I think being in an orchestra is a great way to meet new people and play new repertoire!”
Wingspan: How does music impact your life?
“Music impacts my life in lots of ways. Through orchestra, I’ve met some of my closest friends and have experienced being in a community bonded by a common interest. By learning music theory, I’ve gained a greater appreciation for both classical and non-classical music alike.”
Wingspan: What life lessons has orchestra/playing your instrument taught you?
“Playing the violin has taught me the value in discipline and pushing your limits. There have definitely been times where I felt like giving up or quitting because I felt like I wasn’t making much progress, but overcoming these experiences has helped me grow both as a musician and as a person.”