Aya Wakita started playing the violin when she was 11, when she moved from Japan to a boarding school in India. Ever since moving to Maine, she has been actively participating in the local music scene, including the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Maine Folque Co-op, and the Oasis concerts held by Greg Boardman. Aya is now studying to receive her Bachelors in Music Education at the University of Southern Maine, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lehmann. In her free time, she enjoys chamber music and arranging traditional folk tunes for chamber group settings. Aya is looking forward to being a part of SMSC!