The Peabody Conservatory of Music has a new exchange program with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and Lee Philips, a 4th year double bassist at Peabody, just wrote a post on the Peabody Double Bass blog reflecting on his experiences in this overseas environment. Lee writes:
I originally decided to come study here because I’d heard interesting things about the conservatory here a few times, and when this opportunity was suggested to me, I thought it’d be good for me. A semester in Singapore, a country known for its strict laws and firm work ethic, almost seemed like the ideal opportunity to prepare for a busy Spring semester that will include my senior recital, several auditions, and a performance of the 2nd Bottesini Concerto on the Karr/Koussevitzky bass. So, I got the go-ahead from my teacher and “the exchange committee” and I made arrangements to go.
Click here to read Lee’s complete essay on his experiences in this new environment.
Bass blogger Emily Koh (one of the first bass bloggers I ever got in touch with back in the early days of this blog) is on the other end of this exchange program this semester, and you can read about her experiences in the U.S. on her excellent blog Rantings of a Kontrabassist.
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