Vahona Richardso

“Music helped me to come out of my shell when I was younger,” said Vahona Richardson, a volunteer clarinet player since May. She said music showed her that she had a unique talent, and taught her to work hard toward a goal. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“Music helped me to come out of my shell when I was younger,” said Vahona Richardson, a volunteer clarinet player with the ensemble since May. She said music showed her that she had a unique talent, and taught her to work hard toward a goal. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“Music helped me to come out of my shell when I was younger,” said Vahona Richardson, a volunteer clarinet player since May. She said music showed her that she had a unique talent, and taught her to work hard toward a goal. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)