Connie Li is a performer and writer completing her senior year in NYU Steinhardt. She currently studies violin with Gregory Fulkerson and is also under the tutelage of Cyrus Beroukhim and Laura Hamilton. Connie has premiered numerous NYU composers' works at the NYU Composer's Collective and the NYU Words and Sounds. She has also performed in student run musicals in addition to participating in NYU's Orchestra and chamber groups. This year, she has begun exploring composition, premiering her first piece (a string quartet) with the NYU Composer's Collective. She also began a minor in creative writing, and she currently studies poetry with Rachel Zucker. This Spring, one of her short stories, “willow and june,” served as the inspiration for a new piece performed in Words and Sounds 2018. She is also a member of the NYU Steel Percussion Ensemble, led by Sō Percussion's Joshua Quillen. Outside of academics and music, she is an active member of her campus fellowship—she served as worship leader in freshman year and as a small group bible study leader since her sophomore year. Last Fall, she worked as the arts administration intern for The Knights, an orchestral collective headed by Colin and Eric Jacobsen. In July, she attended the Music Academy International as a Young Artist in Italy. Connie is also a Presser Scholar for 2018-2019.