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John Sellick, MB

Winnipeg , 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 ?
13

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started out playing violin, but I was drawn to the warm, deep tone of the viola and had to switch!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to play in a professional orchestra one day. I also love to teach, and I really believe in the value music has for young children especially - I could just as easily see myself teaching in a school full time.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Anything with an element of adventure. Travelling, sailing, canoe tripping.. Anything really.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Just for my students!

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
It's always changing.. Right now, Maxim Rysanov

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
The YMCA by the Village People

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

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 ?
Opening night in Koerner Hall! Man it was loud!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It has always been a passion of mine, it was natural to continue playing and performing after high school.

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 ?
I don't think I know yet.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Because NYO 2015 rocked so much.

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?
Being immersed in such a focused environment is always super beneficial. Playing with talented musicians always boosts your own musicianship as well. Also, new friends and travelling are two of my favourite things, so that will be wonderful as well.

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?
NYO was the only one I wanted to do!

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?
I would be working at Camp Cedarwood where I've already spent a number of summers.

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?
The moment I switched from playing violin to viola :D

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?
A few from my school & organizations in my hometown.

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?
"Best MC Hammer Dance" as decided my my coworkers at Camp Cedarwood