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Spencer County High School junior, Bruno Bedard, has been accepted to the internationally- renowned Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich.
Music students are accepted based on an extensive audition and portfolio. Scholarship awards are based on the strength of the student’s experience and audition. Bruno received a substantial award. He is majoring in clarinet and will also be studying college prep music theory, music literature and playing with the wind ensemble.
The Interlochen Summer High School Ensembles are the foremost training program in the world for young musicians. World-renowned conductors, teachers and guest artists create a program that emphasizes quality, personal growth, and the joy of playing with a group of superb musicians.
Ensemble students can expect three hours of daily rehearsal including sectionals. There will also be two hours of small ensemble or chamber music each day.
Students will participate in weekly private lessons as well as regularly scheduled practice time.
Bruno is currently enrolled in the University of Louisville High School Visitors’ Program. He was accepted by U of L to play clarinet with the U of L Symphonic Band and receives dual credit – high school elective credit and college credit.
Bruno began private clarinet lessons with Malinda Rawls, clarinet professor University of Louisville, while a middle school student and now continues his studies with Angela Soren, professional clarinet instructor, Louisville.
In Sept. 2007, this very talented musician was accepted into the Louisville Youth Orchestra as one of the two clarinetists.
He continues to perform with this very prestigious group of young musicians.
The Academy runs from June 25 – Aug. 8. Bruno is the son of Graciella and Claude Bedard of Taylorsville.
–Submitted by Debbie DeHoag, teacher, Spencer County High School, 502-477-3255, email@example.com.