Sylvia Lou (also called Mimi) intended to go to school to play cello, but not to major in it. Instead, she has now decided to become a music performance and chemistry double major. She performs with the Berkshire Symphony and Student Symphony, as well as participating in the chamber music program. She also confuses her friends by often playing cello in the Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble. Aside from her musical activities, she is a writing tutor and takes many dance classes. She currently plans a career in music education and has spent her last two summers teaching cello lessons.