STUDENT SPOTLIGHT, Graduate Edition – Mercy Wuehler

Thursday September 2, 2021

This month, we’re excited to feature graduated cello student Mercy Wuehler!

Mercy is off to college, with a full scholarship to study cello! We’re sad to see her go, of course – but we’re so pleased that she’s chosen to continue her cello studies at the collegiate level. She certainly has a bright future ahead of her!

In just 3 years at Flourish, we have watched Mercy become a confident, skilled musician. She performed in many of our recitals, participated in Ensemble Camp, and received special awards from the Royal Conservatory of Music. It is always a joy to watch her play!

Pictured: Mercy playing with the Northern Colorado Youth Orchestra.

Keep reading to learn more about Mercy, and see photos from her time at Flourish!

What school are you attending this Fall?

I am starting at Laramie County Community College.

How long have you taken cello lessons?

 

I started lessons at Flourish with no previous experience in cello in August 2018. It has been 3 years now!

What do you love about playing the cello?
 

I love being able to express my feelings and emotions through the cello and sharing it with other people.

I just think it’s truly amazing that you can learn the ability to make beautiful music through a musical instrument.

I also really enjoy being able to play with the other people in the Northern Colorado Youth Orchestra.

What made you decide to study cello in college?

 

I decided to study cello in college because I absolutely love playing cello and wanted to pursue it on a deeper level. I was also offered a scholarship at just the right time!


What do you like about Flourish?
 

I loved how accepting the Flourish community was. My teachers were so patient and understanding, and helped me try my best and learn at a speed I was comfortable in.

I also really appreciated the frequent recitals! I was so nervous that I didn’t even perform at my first recital, but each one got better and better and helped me to get over that fear.

What else do you like to do?

 

I enjoy drawing, painting, reading, making miniature animals or scenes with polymer clay and resin. And

I also really enjoy buying and raising exotic praying mantises!