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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 5

Posted by Gabrielle Ruttico
Thursday 9th January, 2014
Bonjour from Château Periwinkle, home to the WAM bloggers. Our IT lab is blessed with an appropriately academic shade of blue paint on the walls which has been ‘less than inspiring’ for us. Luckily the good company has more than made up – it’s great to be able to bounce ideas off each other, have debates and of course swap communism jokes every now and then.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 4

Wednesday 8th January, 2014
I must admit it. I’m overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge flying around this camp. I’ve spent the last three days traipsing through gorgeous University libraries, sitting contentedly in the darkened aisles of the compactus. I’ve witnessed a conductor so blissfully enthralled by his craft that his eyes bulged with the strain of the facts packing his brain. I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Mozart, have immersed myself in Copland’s America, and have revelled in the splendour of (seemingly) every publications style guide on Earth. I am a purveyor of high knowledge – but perhaps not today.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 3

Posted by Megan Burslem
Tuesday 7th January, 2014
The first full day of NMC 2014 was witness to many shell-shocked expressions and puffy eyes, but thanks to the kitchen’s endless supply of red cordial, this seemed to dissipate as the day progressed.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 2

Posted by Andrew Messenger
Monday 6th January, 2014
I don’t want to brag, but I had the unique pleasure of listening in on the first rehearsal of the AYO Alexander Orchestra and you didn’t.

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