2019 Senior Spotlight!

Sam Koskinen, viola
Champlain Valley Union

VT Youth Orchestra – 4 years
VT Youth Chorus – 1 year
VT Youth Philharmonia – 1 year
VT Youth Sinfonia – 2 years












How did you choose your instrument over all of the others?

While the Violin was what I first wanted to play, I started on and stayed with the Viola. It was my mother, a former violist, who explained to me the magic of the Viola.

What do you enjoy most about playing in an orchestra?

Knowing that I am contributing to a large group effort, along with some of the most talented people I have, and will ever know.

What kinds of changes would you like to see in the orchestral world?

More people in the audiences. Selling out the Flynn was always something I wanted to do, and that level of excitement and support for the VYOA’s musicians is always something they deserve.

What is your favorite VYOA memory?

It’s absolutely when I was mere feet away from the reveal of the first ever Bobblehead Dvorak.

What other activities do you participate in?

I love to play Ultimate Frisbee, and since middle school, I’ve enjoyed singing in my school’s choirs.

What do you plan to study in college?

Music Business and Technology