Diana McLaughlin, horn, Assistant Conductor of the Youth Wind Ensemble of Springfield, will receive her B.M. (horn performance) and B.A. (Spanish) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studies with Joshua Michal. She attended the Rocky Ridge Young Artist Seminar and the Domaine Forget Academy, and performed in masterclasses with Frøydis Ree Verke, Max Cripe, and William VerMuelen. Additional studies include Ithaca College and Performing Arts Abroad in San José, Costa Rica.