Kidznotes musician and New Tech student Marcus Gee had been selected to perform as part of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) National Festival in LA this July! The YOLA National Festival is an intensive orchestral training program, open to students aged 12-18 from El Sistema-inspired programs across the country. He will travel to Southern California for the two-week experience learning and performing with world-renowned conductors and artist mentors.
The story highlights the work that our Kidznotes community has done to bring free classical music training and character development to youth. As Marcus explains, studying cello at Kidznotes hasn't just helped him become a musician, it has taught him, "You have to work hard if you want to achieve something." Please watch the WRAL Morning video clip here. Congratulations to Marcus and Kidznotes!