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Local students attend IMC

By Staff | Jul 11, 2014

Elizabeth Skjelver (right) and Maria Mack (center)

Rugby High School students Thor Skjelver, Libby Skjelver, Maria Mack and Lynn Schmaltz attended the second session of the International Music Camp north of Dunseith. This is the 59th year of IMC. There are seven sessions, six for students from ages 10-18 and the last session is for adults.

There are 40 different programs taught by professionals in their field, whether they be teachers or performing artists. One of the camp directors, Christine Baumann, said IMC expects a total of 2,000 campers, with session two being the smallest at 175.

“Everything is going really well so far this year,” Baumann said. “Things have been running smoothly and all the campers and instructors seem happy.”

It was Mack’s first year attending the camp and she found it to be very beneficial.

“I learned a lot more about my instrument, like how to fix reeds and play with a fuller sound,” said Mack, who plays the oboe. She also enjoyed playing in the band, and said they had a great conductor.

This was Libby Skjelver’s fourth time attending IMC and she plays the French horn. Skjelver enjoyed her fundamentals and masters classes, as well as playing in the band.

“My instructors were amazing,” Skjelver said. “It was wonderful to be in a place where everyone is serious about music.”

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