Each year we bid farewell to another group of graduating seniors. This year’s class was the largest ever with 108 graduates. With an average length of involvement spanning five years, these musicians have literally grown up with us.
What they learn during their time with MYSO prepares a foundation for continued success. To demonstrate, we share the stories of two of our recent graduates, Tatyana Lynn and Domingo Pasillas-Velazquez.
Tatyana, a Senior Symphony violinist, wrapped up nine years of MYSO participation this spring, having joined MYSO through the Progressions program in third grade.“Participating in MYSO for the past nine years has changed my life. It has helped me come out of my shell, and for that I will be forever grateful,” Tatyana noted. “I know I will continue to grow and develop as a violinist because of MYSO.”
Tatyana will attend Union College in New York to study biological science.
Domingo Pasillas-Velazquez has played violin with MYSO for four years. In addition to performing with our Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra in 2017-18, he volunteered each week with our Progressions program as a student mentor. According to Domingo, “my experience with MYSO has changed what I see for my future. My ideal would be balancing performances with teaching in a place like MYSO.”
Domingo will pursue a degree in music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.