Class of 2021 Senior Spotlight!

Gianna Stevens, horn
BFA St. Albans

VT Youth Philharmonia – 1 year
VT Youth Winds – 1 year









Why do you like your instrument & how did you choose it?

I like the french horn because it challenges me every day and I chose it because I loved the sound.


What role does music play in your life?

Music is something that I do for fun and because it’s my creative outlet. I also love to be a part of making music with other people.


What has been your biggest musical challenge & how did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge was when I tried taking my playing to a higher level and I got really frustrated. I overcame it because I realized that I wanted to work hard to get better at playing.


What advice would you give to younger music students as they strive to improve their skills?

I would tell them to stick with their instrument even when it’s hard and you want to quit because it’s really rewarding to improve!


What is your favorite VYOA memory?

I loved playing “Smoke on The Water” at the [Fall VYP] concert!


What other activities or sports do you participate in?

I take piano lessons also.


How has the pandemic effected your practice & performance of music or participation in your other activities?

I started to practice more.


What do you want study in college?

I plan to study something music related.