Five years ago, I was a very uncommitted violin player. I did not enjoy practicing, although I wanted to improve. Because of my want for improvement, I enrolled in Philadelphia International Music Festival’s orchestra program. This program changed my life. I met other students already passionate about music and who shared my interest in classical music. I learned to enjoy practicing and music making. Over the years, I continued to return to PIMF and every year continuing to learn about how to be a musician who loved playing music for its own sake.
Five years later, my life completely revolves around my musical journey. I am continuing to be interested in improving, but with a care and love for practicing and learning I never had before.
I can honestly say PIMF changed my entire life and future from a normal girl to a dedicated and driven musician. PIMF introduced me to the friends and teachers who would help me continue improving.
Everyone has experiences that are meant to lead them in the direction they were meant to go, and I am now convinced PIMF is the event that completely altered the course of my life and I am forever grateful.