8. Sophia Bernitz photoBoston-native Sophia Bernitz recently completed her Master of Music at NEC studying with Kris Tong. She earned her BM from Oberlin Conservatory in both violin and viola studying with David Bowlin and Peter Slowik. Sophia has performed as a member of the Boston Philharmonic, as well as a substitute with the Charleston Symphony. Most recently, Sophia attended Spoleto Festival. Outside of music, she enjoys reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and hanging out with dogs.