May 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

Performing Arts

Natalie Lee

Natalie Lee )

Okemos High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Parents: Fengjong Lee and Mei-Hui Tai

College: Northwestern University

Major: Violin Performance and Biology

Career plans: Violinist, Play in a Professional Orchestra and Teach at a University/Conservatory

Most influential teachers: Deb Borton-McDonough and Jean Lee


Concertmaster of MSBOA Michigan Middle School and High School All-State Orchestra (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Fortuna Quartet winner of MASTA Chamber Music Competition (2011) and MSBOA Honors String Quartet (2010)

Solo with Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra as a Michigan Youth Arts Festival Outstanding Soloist (2012)

Saginaw Bay Symphony Young Artist of the Year (2012)

First Place winner of American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition with performance at Carnegie Hall (2012)

First Place Lansing Matinee Musical Junior (2009) and Senior String Award (2012)

Emerson Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp and Concertmaster of World Youth Symphony Orchestra (8 weeks, 2010)

Captain of Science Olympiad Team, First Place at Regional Competition and Second Place at State Competition for Elastic Launched Glider Event (2013)

ACTION Volunteer Club Captain and member of National Honor Society

Concertmaster of Okemos High School Philharmonic Orchestra (2011-2013)

Member of ASTA National High School Honors Orchestra (2012)

Okemos High School Valedictorian, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National Merit Scholar Finalist

Tri-County Talent Show First Place Winner (2013)

Concertmaster of Michigan Youth Arts Festival High School Honors Orchestra (2012)

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