March 2021 Music Student of the Month – Athena Moore

Athena’s love for playing the viola comes through clearly when she talks about playing music and she brings her enthusiasm to class as Strings Director Pamela Wright attests.  Reflecting on the value of regular practice, Athena shared that she could not read music when she first started learning the viola three years ago; now she is able to sight read.  Just taking out her viola and playing different notes helps her relax—we are so happy to hear that!  We can’t wait to hear you and your Strings group in concert again.  Congratulations, Athena!


“Go at it with all of the passion you have.  Even if you don’t stick with it you will have wonderful memories, and learn so much about how incredible music can be.”

Orcas MS Violist, Athena Moore

The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School musicians who work hard at their musical skills and whose love of music is an inspiration to their fellow student musicians.  Thank you so much to the Orcas Island businesses who are sponsoring this monthly series throughout the 2020-21 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!

–as published in Islands’ Sounder March 2021