Applications for the Alba Music Festival Italy & USA are still Open!

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing you to invite you and your students to participate in the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy this summer season.

Going into its eleventh season, the Alba Music Festival is an international music festival that takes place over May 20th – June 2nd, 2014. The City of Alba and US Festival Directors Jeffrey Silberschlag and Larry Vote, plus Italian Festival Director Giuseppe Nova, join forces with renowned artists and ensembles from around the world with a cohort of students to create a festival of between twenty and twenty-five orchestral, chamber, and solo concerts throughout the city and the immediate surrounding region.

This year, joining our faculty, once again, will be Pedro Diaz, Solo English Horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Composer, Scott Wheeler, from the BFA Musical Theatre program at Emerson College in Boston will also offer a series of master classes in musical theatre performance during the 2014 Italy & USA Music Festival.

The Festival has become one of the most eagerly anticipated cultural reference points of the season. Critical acclaim has been given by both national and international press: “the little Spoleto of Piedmonte”from la Repubblica“Alba, the party’s here!” from Specchio“Alba is all music” from il Secolo XIX, and“Making beautiful music” from Maryland Weekend. The Festival has added significantly to the development of the City of Alba and is financed in part by the Region of Piemonte as part of the “Piemonte dal Vivo” circuit (Piedmont Live).

We would love to have your students and faculty come join us! If you could promote our event on your school website or in any other way, that will be extremely helpful.

Please visit the website for Young Artists Program for the application and more information. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Greitzer, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Orchestra at studentinfo.albamusicfestival@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Andrew Llewellyn

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Arts administrator with experience in concert production, event planning, website development, and grant writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a trombone performance minor from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He continues to study trombone with Bryan Bourne, former principal trombonist of “The President’s Own Marine Band,” and perform with the Chesapeake Orchestra in Leonardtown, MD. He is an Honorary Member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and is passionate about reading, international travel, and a great cup of coffee.

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Andrew Llewellyn

Andrew Llewellyn

Arts administrator with experience in concert production, event planning, website development, and grant writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a trombone performance minor from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He continues to study trombone with Bryan Bourne, former principal trombonist of “The President’s Own Marine Band,” and perform with the Chesapeake Orchestra in Leonardtown, MD. He is an Honorary Member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and is passionate about reading, international travel, and a great cup of coffee.

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