Michelle Wen earned a B.M. in violin performance as well as a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has studied with James Stern, Jody Gatwood, and Judy Silverman. Aside from performing, Michelle has a violin studio where she currently has thirty-eight students while also teaching a few classes of guitar. Michelle is the founder of Top40Strings, a YouTube channel with violin arrangements of pop music. Through arranging music for the channel, Michelle discovered an interest in composing and would like to write music for violin, piano, and many other instruments in the near future. Michelle’s hobbies include watching Asian dramas, playing her 3DS, and visiting the Smithsonian museums in DC.