Kayla Quijano is a talented and very emotional cellist. She started playing cello at the age of 10 under the amazing guidance of Mandy Andreason. Kayla is currently a freshman at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. In 2015-2016 Kayla participated in the CCSD Honors Orchestra and All State Orchestra. In 2013 Kayla was a guest soloist with the Nevada Chamber Symphony where she received “The Orquesta Futura” award. In 2014 Kayla was also featured in the Desert Companion magazine. The article was titled “These Kids Got Talent”. Kayla has played with the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra since the 6th grade; she started with The Ensemble and progressed every year ending with Youth Philharmonic. She has been studying with The Nevada School of the Arts since the 6 th grade. She has a very kind heart, a loving personality, and she is very passionate when it comes to music.