Tori Hauk began playing the flute at age seven under the instruction of Suzanne Kennedy, a member of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. Hauk played several seasons during elementary and middle school as the youngest member of the San Diego Concert Band, a community band under the direction of Abelardo Flores.
An audition earned Hauk a chair in the Helix Charter High School Wind Symphony as a freshman. She broadened her music experience by playing flute with the San Diego Young Artists' Symphony and playing the bagpipes with the Helix Highland Bagpipe Band. In May 2007, she was awarded the highest prize in the Helix Music Department, the Daniel Lewis Helix Grand Music Award.
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