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Collin Lloyd, BC

Victoria , British Columbia , 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 ?
I wanted to try trumpet, but the band teacher needed a horn player, and when I tried it it was much easier than the trumpet!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Primarily, to get a position in a professional symphony orchestra! It would be thrilling as well to do some work in social justice, particularly in gender equality.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Origami, squash, trying desperately to learn to cook for myself.

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 ?
Too many to count! I'm enjoying David Cooper's music a lot at the moment, though.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Anything romantic or epic with a good horn part!

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Gliere 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 ?
Traveling around Canada on the 2015 tour was an incredibly enriching experience, and recording in Montreal was fantastic!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Music has always persisted in being one of the things of that brought significance and depth to my life. It's something deeply personal and yet consummately universal. It ended up being a no-brainer for me when I found out that I could pursue music and playing the horn as a career!

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 ?
So much of pursuing a career in music has less to do with how you play and more about how you create and maintain connections with the musicians around you. I have Aspergers syndrome, and when you have a disability that affects how you connect socially, like I do, it can sometimes be difficult to stay on the same page in a professional environment where social etiquettes and norms can be key. Nevertheless, my disability is something that I've improved significantly upon, and those hard-earned improvements combined with the amazing amount of understanding that I've found from the people around me leads me to believe that my disability doesn't mean a premature end to my career.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The food.

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?
It's a fantastic program, if it's anything like I experienced last year! The musicians, the faculty, and the administration are all so dedicated to creating an amazing experience for everyone, and the music really benefits from the positive environment. Meeting other musicians in my peer group from around Canada is truly inspiring!

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?
I was offered a full scholarship to the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy.

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?
Probably another summer music program!

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?
Winning my school's concerto competition this past spring with a piece by Robert Schumann for four horns and orchestra!

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?
Paula Renning and Eric H. Renning Scholarship in Music

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?
University of Victoria Concerto Competition Winner 2016