Kimberly McShane (apprentice 1) studies trumpet at Northern Illinois University with Professor Mark Ponzo. As a junior, she is principal trumpet with the NIU Philharmonic and is a member of the NIU Wind Ensemble. She was a finalist for the Chicago Brass Festival Solo Competition in Spring 2013. She has been hired by the Hinsdale District as a music paraprofessional at the high school level. Kimberly is continuing to work with young children as an assistant for the early education music classes with the community school.