PARTICIPATING AT METROPOLITAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Organized by: ANDREW EGBUCHIEM
EVENT DATE Jul 16, 2015
My name is Andrew Egbuchiem, a Nigerian Countertenor, training to be a professional singer. I was accepted to the Metropolitan International Music Festival summer program 2015, which is a 10days intensive program in New york where aspiring singers have the opportunity to perform with an orchestra in front of a live audience. In this program I will be performing the role of Ariodante in a role study of Handel's opera. Programs like these really shape young singers and help them learn so many valuable skills which will stay with them throughout their professional careers. At the Metropolitan International Music Festival I will be in contact with fantastic directors, conductors and vocal coaches who I otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to meet.
The Metropolitan International Music Festival has no scholarships available to any students accepted into the program. These programs really are so beneficial to young musicians but the cost is often more than a singer from my background can afford, so I'm asking for any help you can offer. Honestly, any amount helps me towards reaching my goal of attending this program without substantial financial strain.
Below you can listen to me singing a Nigerian Art Song at a concert in the United States in 2014.
Thank you so much for reading through this and helping me get to the Metropolitan International Music Festival!