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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Zoe Tavares

President 

Zoe Tavares is a junior 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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Lily Hong

Virtual Concert Outreach Coordinator

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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Eileen Kim

Marketing Manager

Eileen Kim is a freshman at Urbana High School, Maryland. She has played piano since she was 5 years old and violin since she was 8 years old. Besides violin, she loves fashion, reading mystery novels, and singing along to her favorite songs.

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Charan Bala

Howard County Outreach Coordinator

Charan is a sophomore at River Hill High School in Clarksville Maryland. A member of his school orchestra, he has been playing the cello for 7 years. Charan runs for River Hill's cross country team and competes on the Debate team. In his free time, he enjoys trying new foods.

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Ivan Zhang

 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

Webmaster/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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Nikhita Bhatt

  Vice President 

Nikhita is a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School. She has been playing piano for 11 years and most recently has placed first in the YMIC International Competition in the junior chamber music category. She also has been playing clarinet for 6 years, performing in the Maryland All-State band, the Montgomery County All-County band, and the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra wind ensemble. When she isn't playing music she loves reading, baking, and running. 

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Innu Lee

Montgomery County Concert Coordinator

Innu Lee is a freshman at Richard Montgomery High School. She is Korean-American and has played cello for 7 years. Innu has also performed a solo at the John F. Kennedy Center and played twice at Carnegie Hall. Besides cello, she enjoys reading, telling jokes, and spending time with her friends. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 

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Erica Qin

Secretary

Erica is a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Maryland. She has been playing viola since she was 8 and used to play piano. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing with her dog.

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Vivian Raj

Howard County Outreach Coordinator

Vivian is a freshman at River Hill High School, Maryland. She began volunteering with UNMUTE in the summer of 2020, and has been playing the violin since the age of 7. She played in MCYO last year and is currently in HSGTO. In her free time, she enjoys reading biographies, dancing, and spending time with her neighbors.

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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 Vijawargiya

Video Editor/ Virtual Concert Coordinator 

Snehi Vijaywargiya is a junior at Watchung Hills Regional High School. She has been playing the flute for 7 years and plays in the Marching Band. She enjoys studying Neuroscience and reads books in her free time. 

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Kathleen Werth

Montgomery County Concert Coordinator

Kathleen is an 8th grader at Pyle Middle School, who has played guitar and sung since she was 5. She sees music as one of the biggest parts of her life, and enjoys spreading the joy she finds in it with UNMUTE. When she is not practicing music she likes running, drawing and hanging out with her friends.