Several students on U of L European music trip

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Several local student musicians have been selected to participate in Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour of Europe in June/July. On June 25, more then 200 outstanding student musicians gathered at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour. Zachary Long, of Crestwood, was selected for this honor. Zachary is a member of the South Oldham High School music program. Zachary is the son of Craig and Deb Long. Also selected from South Oldham High School was Megan Farmer, of Crestwood. Megan is the daughter of David and Terrie Bragg and Jim Farmer. And selected from North Oldham High School was Joshua Nowacki, of Goshen. Joshua is the son of Michael Nowacki and Kathy Hartmann.

Students were nominated for the 2014 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour based on their musicianship, leadership, and character,and were selected for participation by invitation.

Dr. Frederick Speck, Director of Bands at the University of Louisville, and Dr. Kent Hatteberg, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Louisville, will serve as Music Directors for the tour.The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music honor bands, string chamber orchestra and choir will share their music with European audiences in seven different countries and in a variety of performance settings. The tour will include stops in England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour is an educational program designed as an opportunity for musical honor students to perform and share their musical talents, while gaining cultural enrichment abroad.

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