Stringendo Youth Ensemble

Akira McDowell

Akira McDowell, age 16, started playing flute in the 5th grade as part of the Merrimack School District’s music program, and soon began private instruction under Aubrie Dionne of the Manchester Community Music School, where he also now studies music. Attending the Merrimack High School in his second year, Akira enjoyed Track and Field events such as discus and shot put, in addition to enjoying hobbies with friends. He has also managed to successfully audition for the NH Honors band in years 5-8 as well as the NH All-State in years 9 and 10, earning 1st chair in 2021.

I joined Stringendo to improve my playing with an orchestra.