Alumni Spotlight

2003 Alumna Starts B&B in France

Laura Appert comes from a musical family.  Her father is a conductor, composer, and professor of music, her mother is a coloratura soprano and teacher, and they've lived in Vancouver, Washington for the past 25 years.  Her sister Rebecca is [...]

2017-05-01T11:45:27-07:00Monday, May 1st, 2017|Alumni Spotlight|

An Inspirational Alumna

Katie Wyatt is an accomplished musician, executive and innovator in driving social change through music.  In July 2010, Katie co-founded and assumed the post of Executive Director of Kidznotes, North Carolina’s premiere “El Sistema” inspired organization. Including her work in [...]

2017-02-01T15:16:15-07:00Wednesday, February 1st, 2017|Alumni Spotlight|

Grace Nakano Appointed Assistant Concertmaster

Violinist Grace Nakano, NRO 2015 and 2016, was appointed the assistant concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony shortly after returning home from Breckenridge in October 2016.  A native of Japan, Grace received her Master of Music in classical performance from the [...]

2017-01-04T12:42:36-07:00Wednesday, January 4th, 2017|Alumni Spotlight|

NRO Alumna Wins a Job in Cleveland

Jiah Chung Chapdelaine joined The Cleveland Orchestra in the autumn of 2016.  She has previously served as concertmaster of Opera Cleveland, performed new compositions with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and was a member of the Akron Symphony.  A native of [...]

2016-12-19T15:43:39-07:00Monday, December 19th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Catch up on Gabriel Zamora

Gabriel Campos Zamora attended the NRO in the summer of 2010, and went on to be a fellow of ACJW (an ensemble at Carnegie Hall) for one year, and later moved to Norfolk to play Principal Clarinet with the Virginia [...]

2016-11-02T14:16:14-07:00Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Alumnus Wins Position in Omaha

After attending NRO in 2014, Kevin Tompkins completed his graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with William Preucil and Stephen Rose. During his time in Cleveland, he performed with the Akron Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Firelands [...]

2016-10-27T12:35:00-07:00Thursday, October 27th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|