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Wyckoff, Millar inspire dreamers

By Jakob Kounkel | STAFF WRITER
Posted 4/25/23

FOLEY – When Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Kaneko Millar met, they were college students at The Juilliard School, a prestigious performing arts conservatory in New York City, New York. With an acceptance rate of 7%, the globally recognized school was a unique medium for musically diverse soulmates of different countries to meet.

Wyckoff, a flutist, is from a suburb outside of Washington, D.C., and Millar, a violinist, is from Alberta, Canada. Growing up, their paths to music were entirely opposite; Wyckoff’s parents punished him by taking his flute away, and Millar’s parents could not get her to practice no matter how much they punished her.

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