Christina Nesslage is a French Horn student of Conservatory teacher, Alice Lindsey. She is also a senior at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been studying with Alice for 5 years. Christina has made steady progress and has several “1” contest ratings besides playing in concerts and recitals. This year she is drum major with the Kennedy High School Marching Band. Christina has participated in Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony, brass choirs and duets. Her advice to other musicians is, “No matter what the rating or award, the experience builds self-confidence. Competition is another measure of one’s growth.” In her spare time Christina enjoys baking, cooking and reading.