The Cougar Musician of the Week is senior Sophia Chan who is a member of the first violin section of the Southview Chamber Orchestra. She has been playing the violin for ten years and currently studies with Jillienne Bowers. Sophia has been an active participant in advanced ensembles such as the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra, the OMEA Honors Orchestra, and the OMEA Northwest Regional Orchestra. She has also attended the BGSU Summer Strings Camp. In addition, Sophia has consistently earned superior ratings at the annual OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition. Director Megan Fitzpatrick adds that, “working with Sophia over the past six years has been an absolute privilege. She is not only an outstanding violinist, she is an outstanding person. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.” Outside of orchestra, Sophia enjoys baking as well as participating in Science Olympiad and National Honor Society. She currently holds a 4.9 GPA and plans on majoring in Biology after graduation. Congratulations Sophia!