Student Interns 2015-2016
Alena is 13 years old and has played the violin for 8 years, and the piano for 5. She is homeschooled on the computer at a site called Connexus Academy. Alena enjoys technology, reading/writing, and drawing. She performs in a variety of ensembles, including the Hopewell Community Orchestra, String Quartet, and Choir. She is working on an internship with Hopewell to become a teacher, and in the future, would like to pursue degree in psychology.
Casey, 19, has been involved in music since 4th grade, and now has a total of 18 years of experience, combining all of his instrument training (11 on Viola, 5 on Piano, and 2 on Vocal). He currently attends Intermediate School District 287’s FOCUS Transition Program. Besides working as a Hopewell Intern, he plays for the Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra, and is the lead musician for indie video-game company “Burning Penguins.” In the future, he plans on getting a degree in Music Education. He really enjoys performing with the rest of the Hopewell staff and his favorite TV Show as of right now is “Empire.”
Gabriela is currently one of Hopewell’s interns.She goes to FAIR High school and is taking PSEO at the University of MInnesota. She is fifteen years old and has been playing the piano for six years now. Gabriela has participated in Hopewell’s Community Choir as well as the summer music camps. Aside from playing music Gabriela enjoys creating art, reading, and dancing. In the future she would like to pursue a degree in the business field.