One of our board members sent us this link today. October 9, 2013 by (from artsJournalblogs)
MYA is more than music. . . MYA has several wonderful bassoon Alums who studied other subjects after high school. Sam Sogin ('07 Alum) majored in Economics as an undergrad and Civil Engineering as a grad student at U of I. He is currently working for the Union Pacific Railroad in research and planning. Ben Steinhorn ('08 Alum) went to MIT as an undergrad, Physics and Mechanical Engineering major. He is currently at Harvard Medical School/MIT, studying Biophysics. We like to think that they, too, will be music lovers for life and use the skills they learned and needed at MYA for their current pursuits. Who knows? We may have a future Nobel Prize recipient among our Alums.