our student board

UNMUTE's student board consists of teenage students (8th to 12th grade) who hold a steadfast belief that music has the power to heal and unite all people. Not only do they volunteer extensively, but they also facilitate and oversee the planning of UNMUTE's projects, events, and outreach activities.

our members
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Krystal Wu

President

Krystal is a junior at Centennial High School, Maryland. She has played piano since the age of 4 and clarinet since the age of 11, and she is currently a part of the MCYO Philharmonic and Centennial Wind Ensemble. Other than music, she holds a special love for earl grey tea, playlists with obscure music artists, books, and stationery.

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Ana Coman

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Zoey Ma

Vice President

​Zoey is a senior at River Hill High School, Maryland and she has been playing viola for 9 years. She’s currently a part of Peabody Prep/Performance Academy, Peabody Youth Orchestra, and the RHHS GT Orchestra. In her free time, she likes to read and walk her dogs!

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Will Morgan

Secretary

Ana is a senior at Hammond High School, Maryland. She has played in piano recitals and competitions since the age of 7. Ana loves watching Netflix and designing clothes. She plans to major in computer science and cybersecurity in college. 

UNMUTE's student board consists of teenage students (8th to 12th grade) who hold a steadfast belief that music has the power to heal and unite all people. 

Not only do they volunteer extensively, but they also facilitate and oversee the planning of UNMUTE's projects, events, and outreach activities.

Learn more about UNMUTE's student board below!!

our members
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Krystal Wu

President / Howard County Concert Coordinator

Krystal is a senior at Centennial High School, Maryland. She has played piano since the age of 4 and clarinet since the age of 11. Besides music, she harbors a special love for earl grey tea, the Italian rock band Måneskin, freshly baked goods, and stationery. 

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Lily Hong

Secretary

Lily is a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, Maryland. She started playing violin when she was 6 years old, then switched to viola when she was 11. Lily enjoys reading romance and fantasy novels, long walks in the rain, gardening, and jamming out with her bunny, Charles.

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Erica Qin

Marketing Manager

Erica Qin is a sophomore at Marriotts Ridge High School. She has been playing viola since she was 8. When not practicing, she enjoys surfing the internet, reading novels, and walking her dog.

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Johan Choi

Volunteer Development Leader

Johan is a rising eighth grader at Shady Grove Middle School, Maryland. He plays the guitar and double bass. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing golf, and hanging out with friends. 

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Ivan Zhang

Montgomery County Concert Coordinator / Video Editor

Ivan Zhang is a freshman at Richard Montgomery High School. He started playing trumpet at the age of 9. Besides his musical activities, Ivan also enjoys programming small games, drawing (although he still has a long way to go), and swimming.

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Jennifer Andelman

Virtual Concert Coordinator

Jennifer Andelman is a junior at Holliston High School in Massachusetts. She sings in an a cappella group and plays the trumpet in her school band. Jennifer also enjoys dancing and performing in theatre. She is so excited to be a part of the Unmute Student Management Board!

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Joshua Shi

Virtual Outreach Coordinator

Joshua Shi is a senior at Mission San Jose High School, located in California. He enjoys piano and biology, and has won multiple top prizes for competitions in both fields. In his spare time, he enjoys pursuing filmmaking and teaching kids with special needs.

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Madison Wan

Video Editor

Madison is a rising freshman at Wootton High School. She has been playing viola for 5 years, and has made all county and all state ensembles. Madison also does dance, including ballet and jazz. Her goal is to share the importance of music through UNMUTE!

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Zoe Tavares

Vice President / Montgomery County Outreach Coordinator

Zoe Tavares is a sophomore at Clarksburg High School in Maryland. She began volunteering with UNMUTE in the summer of 2020, and she plays the piano and clarinet. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys journaling, running, and spending time with family.

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Grace Chen

Webmaster / Howard County Concert Coordinator

Grace Chen is a 16 year old junior who is enrolled at Centennial High School, Maryland. Besides playing the violin she likes to code, dance, read, and hang out with her friends in her free time. 

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Nikhita Bhatt

Treasurer

Nikhita Bhatt is a ninth grader at Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland. She started playing piano at the age of 5, and clarinet at the age of 9. When not listening to music she enjoys reading, writing, and playing tennis. 

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Vivian Raj

Howard County Outreach Coordinator

Vivian Raj is an 8th grader at Clarksville Middle School, MD. She has been playing violin since kindergarten. This summer, she has been busy auditioning for MCYO and PVYO orchestras. In addition to her love of music, she also enjoys doing Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam), practicing tennis, and is an active participant in science olympiad in her middle school. Furthermore, for the last 2 years, she has taught reading and math to elementary school kids in her community.

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Kaden Chien

Montgomery County Concert Coordinator

Kaden Chien is a Junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He played the violin at a young age, eventually transitioning to the piano, and now plays the cello. Outside of cello, Kaden debates for his school's speech and debate team, plays frisbee, and loves listening to all different kinds of music.

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Alexa Franka

Virtual Concert Coordinator

Alexa Franka is a fresh high school graduate from Jakarta, Indonesia. Ever since she was little, music has been an indispensable factor in her life. She mainly focuses on singing, but can also play the piano and guitar. Through UNMUTE, she hopes to contribute her abilities and share the light music can bring in the world.

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Snehi Vjawargiya

Video Editor

Snehi Vijaywargiya is a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School. She plays the flute, loves dancing, and reads mystery books and poetry. 

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Kathleen Werth

Montgomery County Concert Coordinator

Kathleen Werth is a student at Pyle Middle School who has played guitar and sung since she was 5. When she's not listening or playing music, Kathleen loves to hang out with her friends, play with her dogs, and play video games!