Dr. Larry Heard
Dr. Larry Heard, Program and Instrument Inventory Manager, is tasked with keeping track of, distributing, and maintaining all the instruments that KO lends to its students. This past summer, students were asked to submit videos of their performances due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dr. Heard recalled the touching story of a young man who almost did not submit his video because several strings on his violin had snapped and broken while he was practicing his submission. He figured, "Why bother?" Dr. Heard told him it would be fixed by the next day, and he would still have time to finish his video performance. "When I saw his video, I was moved by the joy and pride with which he performed," says Dr. Heard. "He loved playing his violin! This is why I do what I do."