Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minn.
Piece: Franz Schubert — Four Impromptus, D. 899, No. 2 Impromptu in E-flat Major
Why do you love to perform?
I have many goals as a musician, but one of my main goals is making people happy through my music. I love teaching little kids in the community and seeing them grow to love music like I do. It can be a lot of work to get them to focus, but it's all worth it in the end. I also love playing in my local church on some weekends. One of the reasons I love playing there so much is because it seems that they enjoy the music, and it makes them happy. This also leads into why I love to perform. I love to perform because I enjoy it personally, and I love making people happy. Overall, I love contributing to society through my teaching, playing, and performing because it makes people happy, and it makes me happy. Making people, and myself happy is one of my biggest goals in life, as well as a musician. I do think most of the time I do make people happy with my music, even my two parakeets. This time they decided to join in with my recording, at the very end. Please excuse their contribution, Schubert did not compose this portion.