Sarah Perrin recently learned she's going to spend the next several months learning the ins and outs of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and receive some personal instruction from a BSO mentor.
Perrin, a junior at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and a member of the high school concert band and chorale, applied to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Teen Council and was accepted. It is a paid program for high school student-musicians in the Greater Boston area.
"As a member of the BSO Teen Council, Sarah can look forward to becoming fully integrated into the Boston Symphony Orchestra family and develop greater personal ownership of orchestral music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Hall," said Peabody Performing Arts Director Jon Simmons in an announcement.
The BSO says that up to 15 students are chosen each year through a competitive application and interview process. Teen Council members also receive community service credit and an honorarium.
Perrin and other Teen Council members will serve as ushers at BSO Community Chamber Concerts and receive group mentorship by a BSO musician throughout the current performance season, which ends in May. She will also take part in education and community engagement programs and concerts targeted at families, toddlers, special needs children and teens.
"The Peabody Public Schools Performing Arts Department is exceedingly proud of Sarah’s accomplishment," said Simmons.