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Jarrett McCourt now with the New World Symphony

Jarrett McCourtAfter Jarrett McCourt attended the NRO in 2014, he was appointed as Principal Tuba of the New World Symphony. A few months before that, Mr. McCourt won the top prize in the brass division of the Montreal Symphony’s Standard Life competition, and was the first tuba player to do so in the competition’s 75 year history. 

Jarret states, “For me, NRO was a huge turning point for my playing. Playing a large amount of repertoire alongside incredible musicians from around the country was something that I really needed at that time, and spending eight weeks in beautiful Breckenridge was certainly a great way to spend my summer as well. I can’t recommend the NRO enough for young musicians looking to play great rep, with great musicians, in a beautiful part of the country.” 

Young Kim now with the Sarasota Orchestra

Young KimYoung Kim, NRO 2012 horn, is in his third season as 4th Horn of the Sarasota Orchestra in Sarasota, FL! Mr. Kim states, “I’ve actually gone back to Breckenridge as a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival for the past two summers. It was not only good to see Maestro Topilow again but I also got to play with current NRO musicians in the NRO / BMF Joint Concerts. I really appreciate my time back at NRO – covering a ton of repertoire in a very short amount of time was demanding, but all so very worth it. Thank you very much for the great experience, NRO!”

Read more about Young Kim HERE.