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Published: July 12, 2013
PURCHASE, N.Y. — The traditional way for young music students to learn the craft is to work steadily over multiple years with a trusted teacher. Playing regularly in ensembles and orchestras under expert coaches and conductors is also important.
Then there is the immersion experience, when gifted young musicians are brought together for concentrated periods of intensive work. That approach is exemplified by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, which gave its debut performance on Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College.
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