National Symphony Orchestra selects three Kentucky students for Summer Music Institute
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Symphony Orchestra has selected 56 students from 27 states to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees’ Summer Music Institute 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Kentucky students are Theo Lineberry, bass, Atherton High School, Louisville; Jackie Royce, bassoon, University of Louisville; and Jessie Zhu, violin, Henry Clay High School, Lexington.
The four-week Institute offers the aspiring musicians, intensive coaching; private lessons; seminars on public speaking, practicing and ensemble skills; side-by-side rehearsals with the National Symphony Orchestra; and performance opportunities at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Elizabeth Schulze, music director and conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, returns to the Kennedy Center for her 11th season as Summer Music Institute conductor.
Students attend on full scholarship, which includes housing, food allowance and local transportation during their stay. Need-based financial aid is also available for transportation to and from Washington, D.C.
The Summer Music Institute is a component of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency Project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The American Residency took place in Kentucky in 2011 with the Kentucky Arts Council as the in-state partner.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Symphony Orchestra Education Program is a component of the Kennedy Center Education Department. For more than 35 years, the Kennedy Center has provided quality arts educational experiences through performances, residencies, workshops, conferences, career development programs, symposia and online and print resources.
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