And now, another installment of "We Have to Ask," this time with instrumentalist, Skye Oh.
Tell us about your preparation of Circle of Life?
In preparation for The Circle of Life many long rehearsals were scheduled, at home practice time was needed, and overall many laughs were thrown around as well as love for music. It was stressful at some times, but all was well worth it because the end result was marvelous.
How often did you practice at home?
I would practice at home whenever I got the chance (it was really crucial). I say this because I had other after school music activities (such as MCYO and pit orchestra) that took place, but I definitely practiced everyday. The length varied. I go by the saying "quality over quantity" so my practice sessions could go from anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours. It all depends on what you do in your time. It's better to practice 5 minutes of solid technical work and being picky rather than play random pieces for 2 hours.
What are your plans for music in your future?
In the future, I hope to attend a music conservatory or perhaps a university with an excellent music program for college. I plan to major in music education as well be a performance major. I'd love be a conductor for high school orchestras as well as play in national orchestras. Either way, I'm performing and that's important to me. Music is my life!
What's your favorite thing about YAA?
My favorite thing about YAA is the sense of belonging and how we're all one big musical family. We all encourage each other, work hard together, and laugh together. I adore the energy, the talent, and the passion of everyone in YAA.
What have you learned from Maestro Kris Sanz?
Maestro Sanz has not only taught me more about music and has made me a stronger player because of the difficulty of the music we play, but he has also taught me patience and perseverance.
What was your favorite song to perform in The Circle of Life?
My absolute favorite song in The Circle of Life was "If I can't love her". It was so beautiful, and I often found myself swaying with my cello while I played the piece.
What is your favorite type of music to listen to?
My favorite kind of music to listen to is honestly everything. I can't pick. When people ask me what type of music I listen to, I list all the genres I like and they say "you basically listed everything". I love pop, rap, classical, jazz, you name it.
What's your favorite type of music to play?
My favorite type of music to play is classical music. It warms my musical heart, and I really feel the music in my body. I honestly prefer playing classical music over any pop song