Music alumna and French horn player performs with Sarajevo Philharmonic

Jessica Young ('14)French horn player Jessica Young ('14) will perform opera, ballet and symphonic concerts with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia -- a spot she won through the International Cultural Exchange Program.

Young, who graduated with majors in music performance and music theory, learned about the program from Regents Professor of music William Scharnberg. Young says it's difficult to find a job or even get an audition without the experience of playing in an orchestra full-time. She's looking forward to living in Bosnia.

"To leave the academic setting of the music world I'm used to, and to venture into a country that knows more daily struggles than America, I hope will influence how I go about making music," she says.