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Bridgewater Resident Accepted Into Summer Orchestra Study Program

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NORTH CAROLINA - Bridgewater resident Andrew Conover, a trumpet player, was accepted into the Eastern Music Festival’s Young Artists Orchestras summer study program at Guilford College in North Carolina, which began June 27 and lasts through Aug. 1.

The program is a five-week competitive high school and college program training in orchestral, piano, conducting, guitar and choral performances.

According to a release, Conover was chosen out of more than 550 applicants to receive one out of 181 positions in the EMF Young Artists Orchestras.

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As part of the program, Conover will study under the guidance of private teachers and internationally recognized conductors. They will live on the campus of the college during the entire program.

The Young Artists Orchestra Series, the release said, is for music students ages 14 to 23, and provides classroom and performance experiences, with a curriculum that includes playing in one of two orchestras, individual lessons, master classes and recitals.

The students, the release said, rehearse six times each week, and perform full length concerts. They also have the chance to perform with faculty soloists and visiting artists.

“The beating heart of EMF is our students and educational programming and without these, we would not be the international festival we are today,” executive director Chris William said in the release. “Each one of our students is extremely talented, and I am personally excited to see and hear what they achieve over the summer.”

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