Hometown: West St. Paul, Minn.
Piece: Ralph Vaughan Williams — Songs of Travel, No. 3 "The Roadside Fire"
Why do you love to perform?
I love to perform because it gives me a chance to inspire and create meaning for others. Though my performances are far from impersonal to me, I make my performances about the audience. Making people laugh or cry or anything in between is why I love performing.