BRENT Mills MUSIC

WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
Tigard, OR

VIOLIN STUDIES

ALI MILLS, VIOLINIST

  • 2nd Semester Senior year, Class of 2018
  • serves as Student Chaplain for the student body (plans chapels/events, leads a team concerning the spiritual environment of Westside)
  • Current GPA: 4.0
  • Began studies at 5 years old in Suzuki Violin Method
  • Studied with professional violinists Wendy Goodwin & Daniela Leontescu (Portland, OR)
  • Studied for 2 years with Julie Coleman (violinist, Oregon Symphony)
  • Currently studies (7 years) with Kathryn Gray (retired violinist, Oregon Symphony)
  • Summer 2017, studied at the Boston University-Tanglewood Music Institute Summer Program (Lenox, MA)
  • In February 2017, was selected as winner of Beaverton Symphony Young Artists Competition (Beaverton, OR)
  • In 2016, was invited to study a semester with Gao Can, Violin Professor at Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China)
  • Attended Chamber Music Camp of Portland (2012)
  • Attended Portland Summer Ensembles (2013)
  • Accepted into the Portland Youth Philharmonic Association at age 11, progressing to the top ensemble (PYP) at age 13. 
  • Currently serves as Co-Concertmaster in the Portland Youth Philharmonic
  • Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, 2017 BUTI Young Artists Orchestra
  • Invited to perform the 2016 Concert season as a violinist with the EOS Orchestra, Beijing, China (the top orchestra at China's Central Conservatory of Music) 
  • Serves as a mentor teacher for young violinists in the PYP Young String Ensemble
  • Teaches private violin lessons to students ages 4-14

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

REFERENCES & RECORDINGS

DAVID HATTNER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC

GAO CAN, VIOLINIST
BEIJING, CHINA

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

STEVE KOLBERG, OWNER
PKA ARCHITECTS, INC.

KATHRYN GRAY
VIOLIN INSTRUCTOR

KEYBOARDIST / COMPOSER

  • Has served as a Sunday school teacher at Beaverton Foursquare Church for 6 years
  • Served as a camp counselor for 1st-3rd grade students in Beaverton, OR
  • Served as a volunteer soccer coach for Beaverton Foursquare Outreach Soccer Camp (2011-2015)
  • Moved to Beijing, China to serve with family from February-July 2016
  • Volunteered time to support Compassion Tigard (free medical/dental clinic in Tigard, OR)
  • Volunteered time to serve at Northwest Children's Outreach (Beaverton, OR)