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Thoughts from a PCMF Student Artist

We recently caught up with Jaimie Yoon, a violinist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a PCMF student artist from '21 and '22.

PCM - Hi Jaimie! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us!

Jaimie - You owe me big time. Haha! Just kidding!

PCM - How has school been so far this year?

Jaimie - It's been so busy and fast paced that I can't believe I'm already almost halfway through the semester!

PCM - What do you miss most about PCMF?

Jaimie - I miss the people, Chef Dave's amazing food, the scenery, and the night skies. I miss how far away we were from the hustle of day-to-day work.

PCM - What was your biggest musical takeaway from this summer?

Jaimie - I'd say the biggest takeaway was to better listen to the people I work with, and how to be more confident in myself as a musician.

PCM - Share a memory that involves another student artist(s).

Jaimie - During one of my Schubert "Trout" rehearsals, the entire group sat down on the floor of POPS and did an impromptu stretching/yoga session. Having been stressed with musical ideas, it was the perfect way to gather our thoughts and to have some fun!

PCM - Share a memory that involves a faculty member.

Jaimie - One of my standout memories was spending the day out at Siskiyou Lake with my teacher Chen Zhao. We got so many fun pictures of him floating around on the inflatable giraffe!

PCM - What makes PCMF unique and why would you recommend it to others?

Jaimie - PCM is so unique because you can truly create deep bonds with both the student artists and faculty. Even with the short number of days, it felt like I'd known these artists for years. It's a completely stress-free, risk-free performance environment, and has fostered and reinforced so many positive connections to my instrument. I encourage all students to join PCMF and just be fully immersed in the process of building music, friendships, and love for what we do!!

PCM - Thanks Jaimie. And stay sane at school!


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