My name is Anastasia Sapronova. I am 20 years old and I’m currently a junior at SIUE, studying music business and pre-law. I only started playing trumpet my sophomore year of high school, but I quickly found my passion for trumpet performance. At the university I get to continue learning from some of the best musicians in the area, especially Dr. John Korak, who is the trumpet professor at SIUE. I perform between 2-3 ensembles each semester, I have been with the Highland Municipal band for 3 years, I deal with many other individual groups in the area, and I have worked with high school marching bands as a brass instructor and visual staff. I’m always looking for new students with any level of experience and I hope to encourage them to continue their trumpet playing throughout their lives.