VIDEO: Presidential Scholar Kama Bell
Kama Bell's musical training began early in her childhood, starting with classical piano and eventually transitioning to alto saxophone at age 11. During that time, she had many opportunities to play both piano and saxophone in several large concerts through the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. In high school, she traveled to Australia with the Western International Band Clinic. Later, Bell discovered her passion for jazz, and joined the American Music Program and began studying the clarinet, flute, and jazz piano. Bell also studied Chinese language and culture at Portland State University. As a Chinese-speaking musician, she now hopes to study internationally and share her music throughout the world.
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