Music makes Isaac happy, and it shows. Whether he's singing in the Academy Chorus, or standing out on cello, Isaac's passion and energy are a positive influence on everyone he meets. Orchestra director Jay Blaufass says, "We always know he's there. He's not a class clown, but he's very special in an individual personality kind of way."
"I'm playing with the idea of going to school to be an orchestra teacher," says Isaac. "I really love classical music and I think sometimes people don't get excited about it and I like the idea of being able to excite people about something you wouldn't normally be excited about."
This year, Isaac was selected to sing tenor in the All State Mixed Choir, and play cello in the All State Orchestra. He's starred in school musicals, and performed at the Eastman Theater and Carnegie Hall in New York. Vocal Director Amy Story says, "When Isaac came off the stage at the American Choral Directors at Carnegie Hall he said that was the most amazing experience of my life. and then he moves on to something else and he finds that to be just as amazing and he brings all that back to school and shares it with everyone."
Isaac also plays in a band. "I play mandolin, and banjo, and gut bucket, which is sort of a wierd homemade base instrument, and I sing!"
Isaac has a busy senior year ahead. He'll be auditioning for college, where he wants to study music education. Congratulations Isaac Tayrien!