Nevertheless, Musademba feels that just qualifying for the JGP Final would be a great honor. "I would be very proud and excited to compete there considering the obstacles I have overcome this year," she said.
One of those obstacles was the coaching change from Nina Stark-Slapnik to Traci Coleman in April 2008. "I think that it's hard for every skater to switch coaches," noted Musademba. "Things changed a lot for me after the switch and I had to find my path again. There were a lot of steps I had to take to get back on track but I overcame those steps and I have brought myself into a much better place.
Musademba's first event of the season was the Liberty Open which was held July in 15-19, 2008 in Ashton, Pa. The 15-year-old, who placed sixth in the short and fifth in the long, felt she didn't do her best. "I did land a triple Lutz-double toeloop combination in my long program for the first time, so I was very excited about that," she said. "It was a very good learning experience and gave me a very good clear idea of what I needed to work on."