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Lucas O'Fee, BC

Bloomington , Indiana , UNITED STATES

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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 ?
I knew I wanted to play a brass instrument because I liked how loud they were. My mother recommended the trombone after she saw how much I struggled with my fingers playing the piano.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want to play trombone professionally. If that doesn't work, I just want to be able to support myself doing something creative and fulfilling.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I'm a huge sports fan! I cheer for the Canucks, Seahawks, Blue Jays, Raptors, and Indiana University athletics. I'll watch pretty much any sporting event if it's on TV. I also like movies and cooking.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I don't

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Either Gustavo Dudamel or Riccardo Muti

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Bruckner Symphony no. 4

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Grondahl Concerto

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 ?
Playing with the Waterloo Brass Quintet, performing in amazing halls, and exploring Montreal via Bixi to find great poutine and smoked meat.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Nothing in life has been able to recreate the feeling I get from preforming on stage. I felt I owed it to my self to pursue what I love to do.

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 ?
The sheer amount of great trombonists out in the world. You have to be a really special player to stand out from the crowd.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
To spend another summer with Miles Thompson

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'm looking forward to meeting the new members of the orchestra and learning from them. I'm also looking forward to another summer of learning from some of the best teachers in Canada.

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?
The Youth Orchestra of the Americas

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?
Working and taking summer classes

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?
Either being accepted to Indiana University or receiving the NYO Award of Excellence

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?
Indiana University Artistic Excellence scholarship

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?
NYO Canada Award of Excellence