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Jordan Miller, ON

Chatham , Ontario , CANADA

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01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
16

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I crossed over from electric bass after hearing the Rite of Spring.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'd like to combine my interests/studies in music and computer science somehow.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I compete for the McGill Cycling Team. Aside from doing bass performance, I also study computer science and music theory. I'm a coffee and beer snob.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Only for classes.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
The Glad Fact (the entire album), by Dirty Projectors

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
I think for bass concertos, favourite == most tolerable for the long term... Vanhal?

09. For returning members: What is your fondest memory from a previous session and/or tour?/ Pour participants vétérans : Quels sont vos souvenirs préférés de la session ou tournée précédente de l’ONJC ?
DISC?!? or the Michael Francis bass-exclusive masterclass.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I couldn't see myself not doing it.

11. What do you think is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music?/ Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
Paying the bills, transporting a bass around the world, competition. In that order.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Why would anyone choose NOT to apply to NYO?

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
Last time at NYO I came in feeling like I was struggling with a lot of technical stuff. Spending that amount of time with my instrument made me feel on the other end of the tour like I could play anything. Maybe that's a misconception, but just being here around all the other students and faculty, there's no way NOT to improve as a player.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?
Nope.

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
Racing my bicycle and working, probably.

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
Well, getting accepted to NYO again means the first time wasn't a fluke...

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
I got a really great deal on an apartment, which feels like they're giving me money...

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
None.