Dear Mr. Yarborough,

I can’t thank you enough for the soprano. Your generosity and selflessness have inspired me as a musician and as a human being, and I will feel lucky if I am able to pass on half of what you have given to me. The soprano will be an indispensable tool in furthering my career as a musician, and I am going to really begin to try and refine my technique and sound on it in the coming weeks and months. I am forever in debt to you and the Institute, and I plan to pay back my debt by continuing to participate in institute activities. The institute has afforded me with countless opportunities to hone my craft in a small and large group situation. I’ve also been able to improve my skills in improvisation and composition under the tutelage of some of the best musicians in the D.C. area. I will never forget the many valuable experiences I’ve had while at the Institute. Again, thank you so much for everything.

Your student,

Alex Hoffman – 18