Meet Ridgefield Substantial Faculty New music University student of the Thirty day period: Emma Dawson

The Ridgefield Significant College Songs Office proudly announces that senior violist Emma Dawson is the November College student of the Month.

All over her years at RHS, Emma has exemplified intense management, aggressive ambition, and an ironclad devotion to music. These features, paired with her contributions to our neighborhood, have attained Emma this recognition.

Audio has accompanied Emma via all her formative decades. She was initial released to the piano when she was four yrs aged, and later on pursued the viola at age 10. These days, she enjoys taking part in both equally piano and viola in formal ensembles and with good friends. 

On her arrival to the substantial college, Emma jumped into management as the principal violist of Live performance Orchestra in ninth grade. She continued to sharpen her leadership skills as the assistant principal violist in Symphonic Orchestra for the future two many years. This year, Emma serves as the principal violist of Symphonic Orchestra.

“What I delight in the most about playing in RHS’s tunes method is the potential to perform very challenging new music with a pretty proficient group of people in Symphonic Orchestra,” claims Emma. She provides that these problems enable extra seasoned gamers to apply their leadership capabilities and assistance the program’s young musicians.

New music is a central component of Emma’s interests and identity. For over five years, she has been a member of the selective Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra and serves as its principal violist this year. She has pursued her maximum ambitions at the Charles Ives Audio Competition — a chamber-intensive program in which she has received two concerto competitions. Past yr, Emma had the uncommon option to accomplish with globe-course violinist Midori for the United Nations.

Over and above her official positions and routines, Emma has also designed an energy to share the gift of audio with her local community, accomplishing in quartets for area assisted-residing amenities and city activities. She has also performed as a violist in a cello ensemble led by Dr. Chungsun Kim for charitable results in.

Apart from her audio, Emma is a competitive STEM-oriented university student. As she prepares to review biology or chemistry in school, Emma hopes to proceed preserving her musical abilities as a result of becoming a member of orchestras and new music golf equipment, anywhere she lands. 

The RHS Audio Department many thanks Emma for her management and determination to musical excellence.

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