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Marianne Greene

New Glasgow , 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 ?

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My junior high band teacher wouldn't let me play the saxophone even though I desperately wanted to, and he (thankfully)decided that I should play the trumpet instead.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to play in an orchestra, and hopefully incorporate both chamber music and contemporary music performance into my career as well.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Reading and running keep me sane! I also love spending time at my family's cottage.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Currently Eric Aubier

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Mahler 5, Adagietto

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Incantation, Threne, et Danse by Alfred Descenclos

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 ?

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
There is nothing that gives me the same kind of rush that I get when performing classical music. Being a part of an orchestral brass section feels so powerful!

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 think the biggest challenge will be the increasing talent pool versus the decreasing job market. You really have to be an entrepreneur to make it as a musician in this era.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
NYOC is such a major part of the orchestral training world, and I knew that given the opportunity, I would greatly benefit from the program.

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?
I think that constantly being surrounded by some of the best young musicians in Canada will be an infectious environment. I am looking forward to working with the faculty and my peers and soaking up every bit of knowledge that I can!

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?
Yes, Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar

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?
Perhaps playing in a different summer festival, or working as an insurance broker in Nova Scotia.

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?
This past year I played a concerto with an ensemble from my university. I'm not normally one to get enormously nervous, but I certainly was that night. I think my proudest moment was walking off that stage afterwards knowing that I hadn't thrown up or passed out in front of hundreds of people.

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?
Eugene Rittich Scholarship - University of Toronto

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?
Suba Institute Award for Performance Excellence