2018 Angela Schuster Svendsen Young Musician Competition winner
Keeley Brooks is a freshman at Liberty Bell High School in the Methow Valley. She asked her parents if she could learn to play the violin at age five and has been playing ever since. After seven years studying the Suzuki Method with Pam Hunt she began taking lessons from her current teacher, Michelle Vaughn. When Keeley is not playing the violin she can be found cross-country skiing, running cross-country and track and spending time with family and friends. If she had to to sum up why she loves the violin in one sentence, Keeley would say it is the joy she feel of making music and then sharing it with others. She is so honored and excited to have the opportunity to share this joy while playing with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony in the fall.