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2021 Senior Spotlight - Sophie Urban

This brass powerhouse plans to head over to the Lone Star State. Today, we spotlight Sophie Urban!

Sophie is a graduating Senior from El Paso County.  A member of YAO for the past 3 seasons, Sophie is a student of Philip Hembree and Thomas Wilson.  Upon graduating this spring, Sophie will major in Trumpet Performance and attend the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

When asked what DYAO has meant to her, Sophie responded: "DYAO has been absolutely life changing for me! I entered DYAO feeling slightly burnt out and discouraged about playing in a youth orchestra, and being in YAO completely revived my passion for orchestral performance and love of music! The experiences I've had with DYAO have helped me grow and get to the place I am today where I am ready and excited to pursue trumpet performance and a career as a musician!! I'm eternally grateful for the wonderful people and opportunities I've had with DYAO, and I will greatly miss seeing everyone on Saturday mornings!"

We can't wait to see what this new adventure has in store for you!

Our Impact This Year

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $20000

  • Volunteer Hours

    750

  • Dollars Raised

    $46000

  • Program Participants

    250

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