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Glenda Lindgren

Saskatoon , 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 had to choose an instrument for school band, and my older brother actually plays oboe! I would hear him playing and I kept thinking the oboe had a beautiful sound that none of the other instruments could match. My mom wanted me to play flute, but two of my close friends chose flute and I wanted to choose a more uncommon instrument!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want to become an inspiration for others as my own music teachers have been for me. I have just completed my first year in the Bachelor of Music Education program at the University of Saskatchewan, and being a band teacher is definitely a goal of mine. Since I don't know where I will actually end up getting a job, I think I would still be very happy wherever I work as long as I continue to play music!

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Some of my interests include drawing, printmaking, calligraphy, nature photography, playing the folk harp, listening to many other styles of music, and watching films!

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 ?
I enjoy many artists, like Alex Klein, however my teacher Erin Brophey inspires me on a daily basis!

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
It changes every day... though Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony is one of my many long time favorites.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
I love the Vaughan Williams concerto, but again, it's hard to choose!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
With my experiences in school band and the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, I realized there was nothing I would rather do more than make music! And I found I also wanted to inspire future musicians and encourage others so they can experience the same incredible depth that classical music has added to my life. Large ensemble playing is especially important to me, and you don't get to experience that kind of community as much in other types of music.

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 ?
Being afraid of going after big dreams.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I thought it would be an amazing experience. Even the application process is valuable in itself.

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 this is an incredible opportunity for me to grow as a musician and as a person. My playing is still developing and I will be able to ask questions and improve by being around so many knowledgeable musicians. It will also be exciting to connect with other musicians my age who are as passionate about music as I am!

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?

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, practicing, making reeds, and making art.

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 Scheherazade with my youth orchestra this year!

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?
David L. Kaplan Music Scholarship, SYO Charpentier Entrance 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?
Saskatoon Youth Orchestra Spirit of the Orchestra Award