I can tell you right now that you are going to quickly get tired of all the internships that I do and talk about. The famous Lauren Berger “Intern Queen” had 15 internships during her four years of college. Well thus far in my college career, I have had only 6 internships. I think that’s pretty close to 15, right? Either way, today I am blogging about a new opportunity that I just received with the California Chamber Orchestra.
The California Chamber Orchestra is a small, accomplished chamber orchestra in the Temecula Valley. They are small, but they have musicians from the San Diego Symphony perform with them. I think that says something about their group. This last weekend, they performed a concert dedicated to Benjamin Britten in celebration of his 100th birthday. That’s pretty exciting.
However, my job was to be assistant to the conductor. Unfortunately, that did not mean I had the opportunity to stand up in front of the orchestra and conduct. I doubt I would even have the knowledge or ability to do that. However, it was a fantastic opportunity, because I got to work closely with the conductor, Dana. She’s a very sweet lady, very professional and was very enthusiastic to have me. I had the opportunity to learn the behind-the-scene preparation for the concert, and I got to experience just how busy a conductor is. Overall, this internship will provide me with major connections. For now, it is just very exciting to say that I am the “assistant” to the conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra. You don’t get to say that too often.