I believe that the Washington Jazz Arts Institute was a very productive and inspiring program. It inspired me to do more than just average, because of the program I am proud to say that I not only play the clarinet, but I also play the saxophone. The staff was a wonderful help and they provided us with an array of snacks at snack time. I am thankful for Mr. Yarborough because he provided a saxophone for me to play and Mr. Settles for being very patient with me. I am also thankful for Steven for helping me with the music we had to play, and for encouraging me to keep trying. The program allowed me to meet some other very talented musicians from all different parts of the world.

Emmaly Curry – 16