Helen Yang, clarinet
Helen Yang, age 13, is currently an eighth grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City, Maryland. She began her clarinet studies 4 and a half years ago when she was in the fourth grade and has studied privately with Bill Welty for four years. Helen performs in the Burleigh Manor Middle School Wind Ensemble and the Peabody Wind Orchestra. Additionally, she was chosen for and participated in the Howard County GT band for three years and Maryland Allstate band for two years. When she is not practicing or performing, Helen enjoys making cards, folding origami, and playing Tetris. This will be her first performance as a soloist with an orchestra.