Ainsley Willis, 15, is a sophomore at Dobie High School. She has been playing double bass since 5th grade, and is currently a member of the Dobie High School Chamber Varsity Orchestra under the direction of Angela Badon, Stephen Payne, and Tam Duong. She has received superior ratings consistently at the Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest since the 6th grade. Ainsley has earned positions in the TMEA Region 19 Orchestra for the last 4 years. In 8th grade, Ainsley was the Region principal bass, and in 9th grade assistant principal bass. She studies with Becky Merritt, a member of the Pasadena Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony, and Clear Lake Symphony. Ainsley likes to spend time with her cats and dogs, and hang out at home with her family and friends. She loves to travel and took a trip to NYC with her family recently. She hopes to be a forensic scientist.