Paige Greenia, clarinet
Mississquoi Valley Union
VT Youth Orchestra – 2 years
VT Youth Philharmonia – 3 years
VT Youth Chamber Winds – 1 year
What do you enjoy most about playing in an orchestra?
The best part about playing in an orchestra is getting to know the other players and getting to understand and appreciate great music.
What has been your biggest musical breakthrough?
My biggest musical breakthrough was learning how to perform and enjoy a piece of music and not get caught up in the technicalities of it.
What advice would you give to younger music students as they strive to build their skills?
The best advice that I have is don’t forget to enjoy the music for what it is and don’t take the competitive part too seriously.
What kinds of changes would you like to see in the orchestral world?
I would really like to see more women composers as well as contemporary composers represented in orchestra repertoire.
What is your favorite VYOA memory?
Scavenger hunts and bowling during Reveille, our pre-season rehearsal week.