Your instrument/position in the orchestra:
Viola section (chair 9)
When did you join the Pacific Symphony?
In September of 2008
Long Beach, CA
How old were you when you started playing your instrument?
I was 31 when I started playing viola (previously I had been playing violin).
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
For movies: “To Kill A Movkingbird”…for TV: original “Star Trek”.
What’s your “desert island” piece of classical music?
Pretty much any of Brahms’ symphonies….also a big fan of The Planets & the New World Symphony.
Where do you like to hang out when you aren’t at Pacific Symphony?
At home with my husband & son, or with my church family at Bethel Grace in Bellflower.
Do you have a mantra or personal slogan that has influenced your life?
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Where else can we see you playing your instrument?
When I’m given the opportunity, with the Peter Sprague String Consort (jazz combo with string quartet) & with the California Quartet, featuring two of PSO’s fabulous fiddles, Bridget Dolkas & Jeanne Skrocki! You can also see me every Sunday morning with the Bethel Grace praise band & orchestra.
Is there something besides music that you are passionate about that you would like people to know about you?
I really enjoy doing music ministry at my church, & trying to represent Christ wherever I am, in whatever I’m doing.