Eda Gurmen, age 13, is in her third year of playing the oboe. She is currently an 8th grader at Seven Lakes Junior High in Katy, Texas and plays in the Honors Band under the direction of Adam Seltzer. In 2022, she was a member of the TMEA Region 23 JH Band, and she received superior rating on her performance in the UIL Solo and Ensemble contest. Over the summer, she participated in the Bocal Majority Double Reed Camp. She currently studies with Dr.Anne Leek of the Houston Symphony and has previously studied with Leah Solis and Fatma Daglar. Outside of music, Eda runs on her school’s track and cross country team and enjoys reading.