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Bainbridge teen to study at Juilliard

Webster Gadbois visits Times Square during his trip to New York to audition at the Juilliard School. The Bainbridge teen has been accepted into the school’s pre-college program.   - Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gadbois
Webster Gadbois visits Times Square during his trip to New York to audition at the Juilliard School. The Bainbridge teen has been accepted into the school’s pre-college program.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gadbois

Webster Gadbois of Bainbridge High School auditioned and was accepted in the Juilliard Pre-College program for 2012–2013.

He will study composition with distinguished composer Ira Taxin. Active as a composer, arranger, and producer of music for television, films, and commercials, Taxin currently resides in New York where he has his own production company, Aquarius Music Productions. He is head of the composition department of the Juilliard School Pre-College division, and his music is published by Theodore Presser Company.

Juilliard’s Pre-College Division offers a thorough and comprehensive program of music instruction for talented young people who show the potential to pursue a professional career in music. It meets on Saturdays for 30 weeks between September and May.

Students accepted into the division have demonstrated their abilities at an early age, along with outstanding capabilities to work with focus and purpose. At the school, these young musicians enjoy an atmosphere where their artistic gifts and technical skills can grow and flourish.

In addition to composition, Webster will study music theory, ear training, solfège, piano and conducting. He will also have the opportunity to have his works performed by the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

Webster has been studying composition since he was 7 years old.

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