Brigit Talks Musical and Academic Success

Brigit knows just how to balance her musical performances and her school responsibilities. We think Brigit has a very promising future.

Q. You are an accomplished musician, playing in your school band, Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra, and The Youth Symphony of the Southwest. How did your passion for music and music performance begin?

A. I have been reading music as long as I have been reading words, so it is hard to say exactly when my passion began. My first instrument was the piano, but I would say that I truly fell in love with music when I played in an orchestra for the first time. That was in seventh grade when I joined the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Q. Why did you choose to play the bassoon?

A. When I agreed to learn the bassoon I did not know what it was. My elementary band director, Mr. Murphy, thought I would be a good fit for the instrument, and that night I went home and YouTubed the bassoon. When I saw the enormous and quirky instrument that was as tall as me, I fell in love.

Q. In addition to your music studies, you find time to serve as Horizon Honors High School’s Student Body President. What is that like?

A. It is an honor to serve as the president of the student body, and it is always an interesting job. You never really know what will be thrown at you next. It is no easy task to get twenty teenagers to agree, but I enjoy everything the job entails, from stuffing envelopes to organizing events like prom.

Q. What are your plans after high school?

A. While I do not know where, I plan to spend the next four years at a university pursuing a dual­degree in applied mathematics and bassoon performance.

Brigit is a senior at Horizon Honors High School.

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