The Bloomingdale School of Music on the Upper West Side. Photo @Chloe Wynne

As the lights dimmed at the 92Y on the Upper East Side, Alexander Estrella relaxed into his seat and fixed his eyes on the stage. It was 2017, the spring semester of his freshman year of high school, and this field trip was a welcome change of pace. But Estrella’s posture changed when a female soloist entered the stage and began skillfully moving a bow across the strings of her violin. “It was so beautiful,” Estrella said, recalling the wave of emotion he felt during the performance. “And I just realized, that’s what I want to do. …

Chloe Wynne

Chloe is a writer living in NYC. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

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