What Instrument do you play?
How many years have you played with the orchestra?
This is my first year!
What is your experience as a musician?
I started playing relatively late at 11 years old, and started studying privately at 13. I was fortunate to attend a high school with a robust music program, allowing me to play in eight different ensembles ranging from fiddle to chamber music. I served as the principal in my section and concertmaster. In and out of school, I have played with Barrage, Orchestra London, and several quartets. It has been a few years since I’ve played, so it is my delight to be back in a musical community, especially one like Counterpoint!
What do you do outside of the orchestra?
I am a graduate student at the University of Toronto doing research in queer(ed) language education.
How do you think Counterpoint Orchestra has shaped you as an individual?
It has reawakened a love of music. I feel inspired to practice, feeling that I have a community of people I need to support! CCO has also given me the courage to continue seeking Two-Spirit, queer, and trans community (especially as I look forward at my next academic and professional journey), a gift for which I am extremely grateful.
What is something you can find at counterpoint that you can’t find anywhere else?
A room full of people who immediately invite you in, make you feel like you’ve been around much longer than you have,
and want nothing more than to see you shine!