Kimberly McShane (apprentice 1) is an undergraduate student with the NIU School of Music, where she studies trumpet with Professor Mark Ponzo. 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.