Maren Tonini, a 17 year old senior at Shadow Creek High School, has played the oboe since sixth grade. She qualified for region orchestra and region band in grades eighth, tenth, and eleventh. In tenth grade, she was third chair in region and advanced to 5A area auditions in which she got fourth. In eleventh grade, she was first chair in region and advanced to 6A area in which she got seventh chair. Additionally, she is drum major for the Shadow Creek High School band.
Along with the oboe, Maren has played piano for nine years and has learned how to play the organ and the ukulele. She is currently teaching herself how to play the guitar. During the summers, Maren enjoys going to Especially for Youth (EFY) and Girls’ Camp— both camps under the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also enjoys attending music festivals such as American Festival of the Arts (AFA). Maren also enjoys going on long runs and dancing.
Maren aspires to become a professional oboist when she gets older. In order to do so, she is currently taking lessons from Dr.Anne Leek and Mrs. Annie Henneke. Previously, Maren has taken lessons from Mr. David Barford, Mr. Matt Langus, and Mrs. Xiaodi Lin.