Hometown: Bemidji, Minn.
Piece: Frédéric Chopin — Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53
Why did you choose this piece?
I chose this piece at the suggestion of my piano teacher and my dad. The "Polonaise, Op. 53" is a difficult song to keep up — a few days of "missed" practices are some misfortunes indeed. This is a show piece that I've been working on for about a year. Music is a big part of my life. I enjoy music very much and have fun dreaming up arrangements and future opportunities for my family's band.