Southborough 10th grader to perform with New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra

by beth on December 9, 2013

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Southborough resident Hyun Shin is one of 17 students who earned the honor to perform with the New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra this week.

Shin is a 10th grader at Algonquin Regional High School.  As a member of the trumpet section, Shin will be playing at NEC’s Brown Hall on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm.

10th Grade Trumpeter Hyun Shin of Southborough, MA to Perform with the New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Ken Schaphorst

Wednesday, December 11 in NEC’s Brown Hall

Hyun Shin, a 10th grade trumpeter from Southborough, MA who attends the Algonquin Regional High School, will perform with the New England Conservatory Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11 at NEC’s Brown Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

The free concert will feature music of Duke Ellington, Gerald Wilson, Sun Ra, Imogen Heap, John Klenner, Joe Henderson, Harold Arlen, and Thad Jones. The NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra is comprised of middle and high school students from across the region. For more information, log on to necmusic.edu/nec-youth-jazz-orchestra-schaphorst or call 617-585-1260.

Founded in 2008 by NEC Jazz Studies Department chair Ken Schaphorst, the YJO is the only community jazz orchestra of its kind in the Boston area, open by audition to all musicians high school age or younger. The ensemble strives to give young musicians opportunities to learn and perform together in an environment of high expectations and standards.

(Image posted to Flickr by .christoph.G.)

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