By Vivian Hughbanks
From the Howard basement to the national main stage, the Hillsdale College Department of Music connects talented students with opportunities outside the Hillsdale bubble to sharpen their abilities and compete with others in their field.
Closely following his recent Hillsdale Concerto Competition win, senior Jacob Martin entered Bowling Green State University’s Double Reed Day Oboe and Bassoon Solo Competition. Martin’s former oboe instructor Nermis Mieses, now an assistant professor at BGSU, notified him of the opportunity and encouraged him to enter. He submitted a recording of the third movement of Bohuslav Martinů’s concerto for oboe.
“Classical musicians, especially students, need more industry showcases. Music programs should also be sure to invite industry executives from other fields like film. There is far too much talent that is not getting the attention it deserves.”
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