On June 25, over 300 outstanding student musicians gathered at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour.
Lauren Fields of Station Arts was selected for this honor. Lauren is a Senior member of the Bryan Station high school music program, directed by Shaun Owens. Students were nominated for the 2018 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour based on their musicianship, leadership, and character, and were selected for participation by invitation.
Prior to their departure for Europe on June 30, student participants gathered for an intensive, five-day rehearsal and orientation camp at the University of Louisville. On Friday, June 29, two pre-tour concerts were held at Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music on the campus of the University of Louisville.
The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music honor bands, chamber orchestra and choir shared their music with European audiences in seven different countries and in a variety of performance settings. The tour included stops in England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music tour is an educational program designed as an opportunity for musical honor students to perform and share their musical talents, while gaining cultural enrichment abroad.