During my freshman year of high school, I had the privilege of going on tour across the state of Colorado with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. We played our music in many towns across the mid-section of Colorado, but mostly in the Aspen area. As a part of this tour, we (the Youth Symphony) held free community concerts in some of the smaller, less-privileged schools of the area. It was absolutely amazing to me how many people in my own state had never seen or heard a live concert or seen/heard any of our instruments up close. For one of the final concerts of the tour, the Youth Symphony played at a school for the deaf and blind. This was a very emotional experience for me personally. During our final number, it is Youth Symphony tradition to invite members of the audience onto the stage to sit among the orchestra as we play. One little girl in particular sat next to the cello player in front of me. This little girl was both deaf and blind, so she was led onto the stage by her teacher. As we began to play, the teacher placed both of their hands on the cello. The little girl's face immediately lit up with excitement and she frantically began signing to get teacher that she could "hear" the music. This was the first time this little girl, and the hundreds of other people we performed for, had ever gotten to experience something like this in their lifetime. Since this experience, I have been working with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, and now some classmates of mine from college, to make music more accessible to the public and available to create more experiences like mine in Aspen.