French horn student attends unforgettable study tour
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Elizabeth Holbert - an Honours French horn student at the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music - will next month attend a two-week program for advanced level students at the Domaine Forget Brass Session in Quebec, Canada.
Founded in 1978, the Domaine Forget Music and Dance Academy offers international students intent on improving their skills the opportunity of working with world-renowned artists during its annual master class sessions.
Each year, more than 120 artists and 600 students are in residence at the Domaine Forget, taking part in summer sessions across a range of musical styles, including vocal, woodwind, strings, jazz and chamber music.
The two-week brass program is offered to intermediate and advanced level students and professionals, and includes private lessons, master classes, sectional readings of orchestral literature and mock auditions.
"This professional development program will give me a valuable and lasting association with Domaine Forget and a range of other international musicians," Elizabeth says. "To receive tuition of this calibre is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a vital stepping stone in my career as a musician."
Following her study tour - which has been partially funded by a Helpmann Academy grant - Elizabeth plans to share her experiences through workshops at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
The Helpmann Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts assists emerging artists to make the leap into professional practice, by providing a range of programs and opportunities including exhibitions, awards, grants, mentorships and international exchanges.
The Elder Conservatorium of Music is a Helpmann Academy partner school.
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