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Allison Miller

Ottawa , 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 ?
9 years

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My parents tell me I started asking for a flute when I was six years old. I eventually received my first flute at age 9 when they realized this wasn't just a phase and I've been hooked ever since! I don't remember consciously choosing the flute; its just always been what I wanted to do.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to play professionally with an orchestra. In addition, I want to inspire students through my teaching, the way my pedagogues have inspired me.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
While pursuing a Master of Music Degree (Music Performance- Flute), I also planned my dream wedding. I married a fellow musician this May and I am very excited to spend our lives growing together as a couple and musicians.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Not yet!

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Marc Grauwels- because of his consistent desire to take musical risks!

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Sonata in D Major by Sergei Prokofiev

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Concerto for Flute and Harp by W.A. Mozart

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Pursuing classical music is an inexplicable passion that has always been with me. I can't imagine spending my life exploring anything more exciting or rewarding!

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 struggle for consistency!

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
It's incomparable!

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?
This summer I will have the opportunity to learn from the amazing faculty of the NYO Canada. No where else can you find this combination of chamber and orchestral training at such a high level! I am looking forward to studying with and learning from my peers 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?
The Orford 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?
Attending Orford and travelling with my husband.

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?
Performing my final Master of Music recital!

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?
Full Scholarship University of Ottawa, Master of Music under the tutorage of Camille Churchfield

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?
NACO Bursary Finalist