Outside the exam room, Dr. Jennifer Killion is an active participant in the Central Iowa Symphony, where she plays violin and viola.
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In this Q&A, we ask Dr. Killion all about her musical experience.
Dr. Killion: I started playing viola when I was 9 years old and picked up violin at age 14. I majored in music at Iowa State University.
Dr. Killion: I joined the symphony when a friend asked me to and my kids had grown into teenagers in 2017.
Dr. Killion: I enjoy the challenge that symphony music provides me. I also get to play with my son, who is in the cello section. A highlight in the past year was playing at a concert in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Dr. Killion: Playing music gives me a focus and world outside of my practice. I'm not the expert in the room. I am an amateur who enjoys playing music.