My name is Ari Schwartz and I'm a Junior at Oak Park River and Forest High School. I play harp with my school's orchestra, band, and choir, as well as in small ensembles. I love music theory and classical music, especially Bach and Saint-Saëns. My favorite instruments to write for are harp and cello. This camp is such a great opportunity because I can learn composition techniques and then have my music played by musicians. I'm also excited to get to know other people my age interested in composition.