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LHS Junior Earns Place in Music Institute

Lorena High School Junior, Joel Horton has been accepted to the highly competitive Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the nationally prestigious Brevard Music Center Summer Institute in North Carolina for study during Summer 2017. After auditioning for the institutes, he was happy to learn that he had been invited to participate in both programs. Joel has decided to accept Brevard’s program where he will study under the artistic direction of acclaimed conductor Keith Lockhart, principal conductor of the Boston Pops and BBC Orchestra in London. Horton will spend six weeks studying music with artists from the nation's leading orchestras, colleges and conservatories. He is looking forward to attending master classes and private lessons with professional musicians. His audition earned him one of only two tuba spots at the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute High School program.

Horton attended Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute in Michigan last summer with faculty and staff from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Learning from these world-class instructors is helping him grow as a musician. He will serve the Lorena High School band as Show Drum Major for the 2017-2018 school year.