Aspiring young local musicians had a unique opportunity to participate in a master class and audition workshop held on November 17th at The First Congregational Church in Ridgefield.
The master class for middle and high school students was led by Maestro Eric Mahl, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Music Director candidate and conductor for the RSO’s upcoming December 2nd concert. The audition workshop was led by Mahl, along with guest panelists Hilary Brown and Paul Shim, focusing on the repertoire for Western Regional and college auditions. Student musicians playing both brass and woodwind instruments performed in the master class and received feedback, with some taking part in mock auditions with adjudicator comments and suggestions.
“Union Savings Bank is the principal sponsor of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Outreach Initiative which enables the RSO to make these educational opportunities available,” says RSO Executive Director Laurie Kenagy.
Sharps & Flats Music Conservatory was an additional co-sponsor.