Summer usually means sun, fun and lazy days with friends, something that Ryan Schiller enjoyed as a child in his hometown of Naperville, Ill. But when Ryan was 12 years old, he wanted to try something new and registered for a summer camp for musicians.
‘I played viola in my school orchestra so I thought attending a music camp would be a good opportunity to grow my skills,’ he says. ‘Besides, the OPUS Chamber Music Camp was only one week.’
That one week in 2007 turned into five more as Ryan attended each summer until he graduated from high school in 2011.”