YORKTOWN, N.Y. – My name is Kevin Fink. I grew up in Yorktown and I have one younger sister. I play the double bass, and I will be going to school for music performance. The orchestra, jazz band, and pit bad have always been my favorite parts of school, although I also have always had an interest in math and the sciences. I have played in several youth orchestras and summer festivals. For the past two years, I participated in the New York Youth Symphony and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I enjoy physics because it is challenging and involves complex problem solving.
Who inspires you the most and why?
My bass teacher, Jeremy McCoy, has always been an inspiration to me because he is one of the most beautiful players I have ever heard—and he is an excellent teacher.
What is a typical week for you at Yorktown High School?
Physics, calculus, senate, macro, English, PE, orchestra, repeat x 4.
What do you enjoy most about the Yorktown schools and community?
As a student with interested in both the arts and sciences, I enjoyed going to a school with strong STEM-related programs that also strongly supported the arts.
What is your most memorable high school experience?
Going on a trip with the orchestra to Dorney Park and winning a giant pink gorilla
What are your plans after you graduate from Yorktown?
I will be attending Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a music performance major.
What are some of your favorite hobbies/extracurricular activities?
In addition to studying music, I enjoy reading, playing chess, and card games.
Where is your favorite place to eat in Yorktown?
Jewel of Himalaya
Is there a place you’d most like to visit?
I’d love to visit Austria because of its rich history with classical music—many of the greatest composers, such as Mozart and Beethoven lived in Vienna.
Who are some of your favorite musicians?
Edgar Meyer, Ed Barker, and Hilary Hahn
What is your favorite show to binge?
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