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Myles_Blakemore_132.jpgTrombonist Myles Blakemore won a position with the US Naval Academy Band just one week after this year’s festival concluded. This band of professional Navy musicians provides musical support for the Brigade of Midshipmen, and for official functions of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Myles says “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in Breckenridge. The festival does a great job of preparing young musicians with the professional experience they don’t get in college including limited rehearsals, guest conductors, and pops concerts. Without a doubt I owe a lot to Carl Topilow and my amazing colleagues at NRO for helping me secure this job.”

Prior to NRO, Myles held fellowships with Minnesota Orchestra and New World Symphony during the 2017-18 season, as well as the second trombone position with Symphony in C during their 2016-17 season. He has also been fortunate enough to perform with the professional orchestras of Charleston, Dallas, and Malaysia. Mr. Blakemore is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (BM), where he studied with John Kitzman and Manhattan School of Music (MM), where he studied with Dr. Per Brevig in the Orchestral Program.