Gabby Goril, a junior music performance and
music education double major at IUP, attended the summer program Domaine Forget in Saint Irene,
Canada. Saint Irene is located in Quebec
along the Saint Laurence River.
Open to instrumentalists and vocalists, Gabby, a hornist, participated
in a week-long brass workshop, attending master classes and participating in
private music lessons. As a member of a
brass quintet, she was coached by Øystein Baadsvik, a world renowned tuba player
from Norway. Her quintet rehearsed every
day and participated in the final concert at the end of the week.
As part of the experience, she also had the
chance to participate in a reading of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and observe several other
readings featuring the works of Bruckner and Wagner. The sessions were led by
different notable musicians, including Phil Smith, the former principal
trumpeter with the New York Philharmonic.
Gabby also had the chance to experience Canadian
culture, make connections, and practice! She found the experience engaging and
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