Meet Royce from Redlands, CA.
The one word that best describes Royce's life today is "Blessed." The reason Royce chose this word is because he has been able to put life into perspective.
If Royce's could change one thing in the world, he would "Make orchestral music more accessible to the masses." The way he would go about making this change is by introducing music to people at a younger age.
One year from today, Royce would like to play at the Ahmanson Theater in L.A.
If Royce's life were a movie, it would be about traveling and playing music on stages around the world. The title of Royce's movie would be called "Hitting The Right Notes" and the subtitle would be called "In Tune."
I met Royce on the rocks at Cress St. while he was standing near the water waiting the waves to splash and crash on him while his sisters were capturing this moment on film.
I politely warned Royce not to stand too close to the waters edge unless he plans on getting drenched. This is one of my favorite photographs because the water splashed on Royce but if you look closely, you will see that his clothes and hair is dry.
Royce is a polite young man who lit up when we talked about music. He is a sophomore in college and is pursuing a degree in music and math. I learned that Royce plays the clarinet and saxophone. I loved hearing his passion for classical music and his desire to break down the barriers that keep people from experiencing this type of music.
Royce shared with me that he eats, drinks and sleeps music! His smile was contagious and his warm personality was pleasant. Our conversation was short and sweet, yet I walked away inspired to listen to my classical music playlist thinking about Royce blowing his horns.
Thanks Royce for spreading the good news about classical music and for sharing a sound bite of your life with our community.