Hometown: North Mankato, Minn.
Piece: Amy Beach — Meadow-Larks, Op. 78, No. 1.
Why do you love to perform?
Performing is in my heart. When I was 4, I would make up little shows for my parents. I would dance around the room and then, winded, would ask: "How did I do?" My parents have always supported me to follow my heart, and my heart urges me to perform.