Hometown: Hudson, Wisc.
Piece: Eric Ewazen — Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano, III. Allegro giocoso
Why do you love to perform?
I love performing for several reasons. When I master the technical aspects of a piece I can then immerse myself into the creativeness and musicality of it. This makes the piece more unique and makes performing more enjoyable. It also allows me to connect with the audience and their positive feedback motivates me to keep working hard. It is like painting a picture; time and hard work put into it allows yourself and others to enjoy the final masterpiece.