The cello means so much to me, because it’s my way of expression. Whatever I’m feeling, happy or sad, I always turn to the cello to express that. It’s important to me here at Nobles, because I’ve created such strong bonds with my orchestra friends and with people that I’ve made music with. Art does that; it brings people together. And that’s what it’s done for me. There’s a very strong community of musicians at Nobles. A lot of us might have come from competing orchestras, but at Nobles, we join together to create beautiful music.
—Chad Polk ’17