March 16, 2017 —CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI).
This 4-week full scholarship program includes:
Private lessons taught by a member of the NSO
Chamber music coaching by NSO musicians
Master classes and seminars
Side-by-side orchestra rehearsals with the NSO
Attendance at selected rehearsal and performances of the NSO
Participation in the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
Performance opportunities in DC metropolitan area, including on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Exposure to internationally-renowned conductors, soloists, and musicians
Each student accepted into the program attends on full scholarship, which includes housing, lessons, a food allowance, and local transportation during their stay.
This summer, CHS 2016 Graduate and Richard Kaminuma has been awarded a Fellowship to participate in SMI. While at CHS, Richard was a member of the Orchestra ensemble, and served as Director of the Student-Led CHS Symphony Orchestra his senior year.
Picture attached: Chelmsford High School Graduate Richard Kaminuma rehearsing the Student-Led Symphony Orchestra during his senior year at CHS. Richard has been awarded a National Symphony Orchestra Fellowship to participate in their Summer Music Institute in Washington, D.C. in 2017.