Raja Patel is a 16 year old student at Green Valley High School and has been studying viola for four years. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in Henderson for the majority of his life. Raja has received multiple recognitions as a violist, including principal chair of both the CCSD Honor Orchestra and Arrowbear Music Camp and has been awarded only superior markings at the CCSD Solo and Ensemble’s regional and command levels. He has been a part of the Nevada All State Orchestra for each of his high school years and is currently the principal violist in his school’s top orchestra. Raja also plays guitar in his free time and plans on later pursuing a major in music performance and a minor in business.