Violet Barnum (age 19) is a sophomore at Yale University, where she plans to major in music. Growing up in New York City, she studied piano, composition, and music theory at the Third Street Music School. Violet’s mentors have included Reena Esmail, Alex Weiser, Matthew Barnson, and Kathryn Alexander. Violet has worked with Contemporaneous ensemble, Curtis Young Artist Summer Program, and NYU Summer Songwriters Workshop. At Yale, Violet takes part in Glee Club and the Songwriters Collective. She serves as the president of the New Haven branch of Love Through Music, a student-run nonprofit which supports underserved communities through music.