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Miami Music Student to Accompany Renowned Violinist Joshua Bell

Miami Arts Charter

Terrence Smith

Terrence Smith, a music student at Miami Arts Charter School (MAC), won a coveted spot playing in the violin section of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra (NYO-USA). The NYO-USA recently ended its first annual nationwide search for teen musicians. More than 10,000 students auditioned by video and applied online; only 120 students were chosen.

Terrence will begin the tuition-free program in late June, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and Purchase College. The ensemble will travel to Washington, D.C., and Eastern Europe this summer working and studying under directors James Ross and Valery Gergiev and backing violin soloist Joshua Bell.

MAC Founder and Director Alfred de la Rosa said he was not surprised that Terrence was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra as Terrence is a "stellar musician." De la Rosa expects to see many more accomplishments from this great young musician.