Snapshot: Interview with Skye Dearborn

Age: 21

Pursuing: BM Trombone Performance

From: Sioux Falls, SD

Favorite Brew: Blonde Coffee

Carrie Rexroat: How did you get started in music?

Skye Dearborn: I started piano lessons when I was five years old. I think from that point I always knew music was in some capacity going to be a part of my life. I started trombone when I was nine, but there’s no charming story *laughter* They needed trombone players, and even though I could barely put it up to my mouth but they said yes.

CR: What’s one of the best experiences you’ve had while at Michigan?

SD: Playing with the New York Philharmonic Brass section on the football field. I’ve been to some of the games before, but it was just a really good mixture of really prestigious music making and University of Michigan school spirit.

CR: In relation to wellness, are you currently taking advantage of any of the resources that are offered? Do you think it’s important?

SD: I haven’t used any of the resources yet, but I definitely think there’s demand for them. What we do is so mentally, physically & emotionally demanding that having that in a school, the place where we’re learning, is really important. My shoulder does hurt a lot, so I should probably go to one of those things *laughter*

CR: Out of all your years playing music, what’s your fondest memory?

SD: Once, I was wearing a dress for a studio recital and the spit valve on my trombone got caught on the bottom of my dress. When I lifted up my instrument to play, I lifted my dress literally all the way up for all to see *laughter*. That’s my fondest memory, obviously.