Nathaly Bonilla is age 15 and a sophomore in J. Frank Dobie High School. She is a Violist and has played Viola 6 years. She also plays multiple more instruments like the Violin, accordion, guitar, electric bass, and ukelele. In her first UIL Solo and Ensemble contest in 8th grade, she played a grade 3 solo and got a 1. In her 9th grade year she played a grade 1 solo and got the superior award. She also auditioned for the TMEA Region 19 Orchestra and for her first time auditioning, she earned fourth chair. In her second year of auditioning, she earned first chair. In her third year, she earned 2nd chair. Nathaly is also currently part of the Dobie varsity high school orchestra which is under the instruction of Angela Badon, Stephen Payne, and Tam Doung. She e also currently studies Viola privately with Sarah Mason. She has studied with her for 6 months. In her free time, she likes to write and research things she’s interested in.