As many of you know, not only do I teach percussion at Mount Saint Joseph University, but I have also taken over the role (small though it is at present) of Band Director. As such, I am subjected constantly to a stream of direct mail advertisement, most of which is complete trash!
I recently received an advertisement for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
This is open to all musicians (with some limits) within the ages of 16-19. The audition material is pretty standard fare, and the Orchestra, in the summer of 2015, will be touring China!
As if that’s not enough, there’s a $30 application fee, the cost of getting to New York, and…the rest is free.
Yeah. FREE. As in, $30, a successful application, and a round trip plane ticket to New York gets you an intensive summer experience–did I mention 2 weeks of rehearsals with some of the best artists in the country?–and a tour to China!
In other words, anyone reading this that plays reasonably well, and is between the ages of 16 and 19 needs to go to that link and figure out how to win a spot!
Here’s the link again:
Get out there!