Senior musician plays flute into college

Senior Myah Frank plays her flute during halftime at a Varsity football game. Photo from Myah Frank

Graduate Myah Frank, renowned musician, completely immersed herself into music during her four years.

Involved in Flute Choir, Frank’s love for music had been a constant focus in her life as a student. She volunteered to help teach Hixson Middle School students to play the flute, and she also gave private flute lessons. She was a part of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir.

About her college choice, Frank said, “I will be attending Ithaca College School of Music this fall. I will be double majoring in flute performance and music education. I chose this school because Wendy Mehne, the flute professor, is an awesome teacher and flautist. I also love the campus and that it is a private college.”

Music isn’t the only thing Frank has to be proud of. She was also part of Webster Challenge, President of Tri-M Music National Honor Society and a member of National Honor Society.

Graduate Jack Snelling met Frank in kindergarten and later became good friends with her in sophomore year.

Snelling said, “I think Myah’s work ethic is really admirable. Like, if she says she’s gonna learn this hard piece of flute…she’s gonna practice it and learn it really well, and if she says she’s gotta do well on a tough test you know she’s gonna study hard and get a really good grade.”

About his favorite memories with Frank, Snelling said, “My favorite memory with Myah, from a real long time ago, is probably when we went to go see the ‘Spiderwick Chronicles’ movie back in second grade. Another great memory I have with her is from our freshman year when the quintet we were in went to State and we had to survive through lunch with the upperclassmen in our group that we were too awkward to talk to.”

Frank’s favorite thing to do when she is not playing the flute is to bake cookies-vegan cookies.

Snelling added, “She’s also vegan. I think that’s really weird, but that’s just me.”

About her quirks, Snelling said, “One thing about musicians is that they all seem to have weird tastes in music, especially classical musicians, like Myah really jams out to careless whisper and stuff like that.”

Snelling said, “I’m really happy that I’ve gotten to play music with her and be friends with her for four years. It’s been amazing to watch her grow into becoming the best musician in the high school.”

Frank said, “I’m going to miss driving my sister to school every day… just kidding.”

 

Rosa Parks – Social Manager

Rosa Parks, senior, is a second year ECHO student, and has made contributions to the paper during Journalism and the ECHO newspaper 2017-2018.

 


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