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The Power to Choose: Fátima Corona del Toro and Orchestral Conducting

Submitted on October 12, 2022

Written by Luke Wink-Moran

Fátima Corona del Toro grew up in Tepic, Mexico—a small town where there wasn’t much to do until her parents asked Fátima and her sisters if they’d like to join a music school, to which they said, “Why not?”

Each sister auditioned, and each was paired with a different instrument. Fátima’s two older sisters would play the viola, and the cello, and Fátima would play the violin.