In this episode of On Deck, Raúl Gómez-Rojas chats with flutist Macy Gong, a 15-year-old freshman at Oregon Episcopal School and a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
Macy began studying the flute at the age of 6 and is now a student of Sydney Carlson. She has won many awards, including 2nd place in the VSO Young Artists Competition, 3rd place in the NFA Junior Soloist Competition, and she has won the GPFS Young Artist Competition twice. Additionally, she was one of three flutes across the nation selected to participate in the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2) 2020.
Aside from flute, she is heavily involved with piano as well, earning many awards in competitions and festivals. Outside of music, Macy enjoys reading, playing badminton, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.