About Angela Page
Get to know Angela Page
Music has always been a huge part of my life and it will be for many years to come. My first experience with a musical instrument was in the first grade when my mom signed me up for piano lessons. A few years later in the 4th grade, I was introduced to the violin when a music teacher visited my school. I was absolutely mesmerized! I begged my mom to let me play the violin and it took some serious convincing to get her to sign me up for orchestra. Thankfully my mom listened. It was that decision alone that would change my life forever.
In the following years, I would participate in honor orchestra, learn to compose and help lead the beginning school orchestra concerts. In junior high school, I was selected as concertmaster, joyfully leading both my 8th grade and 9th grade orchestras. Also in junior high, I fondly remember leading a chamber group made up of mostly 7th graders to a perfect score at the solo ensemble festival. It was one of my most proud moments in my entire music career. In high school, my violin teacher recommended that I learn to play the viola. I took her advice and by the following few weeks, I had learned how to read alto clef and was ready to play viola in my high school group. During my high school years, I composed a violin quartet along with other solos and duos, and performed numerous solos and duets with other students. I also competed in the state solo ensemble competition and sat as principal violist in the advanced high school orchestra my senior year. My most fond memories of high school orchestra are the trip to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall and also being selected for the All State Orchestra in 2010.
After graduation, I went to study music at Central Washington University (CWU) with my area of interest being the viola. As a music major, I performed almost weekly either as a soloist or in a group. Although I only spent two years in the music major, I still performed in many concerts and learned more about music theory than I ever thought I'd need to know. My most favorite memory during my college years was performing a viola solo on King 98.1FM in Summer of 2014. This performance was for the Max Aronoff Viola Institute (MAVI) that I participated in during the summers of 2010-2014. It was a huge honor to be selected to represent my camp and to have the opportunity to play my viola live on the radio. My other areas of interest besides music include sports, art, photography, history, and languages to name a few.