With the orchestra since: 1993
I'm originally from: Atlanta
Age I started studying my instrument: 12
My nickname for my instrument is: The Little Beast
My favorite piece to play on my instrument: Shostakovich symphonies
My iPod's usually playing: Silly Wizards; audio books
I'm an expert at: cooking Chinese food
But I'm really lousy at: cleaning up the kitchen after cooking Chinese food
Career path if I hadn't chosen music: Egyptologist
Some little-known, yet interesting fact about me: I collect recordings of really bad singers.
The question I'm asked most often about my instrument (and my answer): Why did you choose the piccolo? I have a rather quiet personality and in a group it is difficult for me to be heard; but when I play the piccolo, you have to listen to me!