For my Spring Street International School internship project this May, I will go through the process from beginning to end from contract to performing at a major music festival. This will start with the negotiation of the contract, including compensation, travel expenses and logistics, and the performances and workshops we will provide. It will culminate in performing at the Ogden Music Festival in Utah. At the festival I will be playing mandolin with my brother Kaj playing guitar, and Gordon Koenig will join us on bass.
Mr. Koenig will also be my mentor for this internship. He is a multi instrumentalist who has played with numerous bands over the years. I have been rehearsing the set on a continuous basis both with just my brother and all three of us. I took my first mandolin lessons with Mr. Koenig when I was little, and he has been involved in my musical life on the Orcas Island as long as I can remember.
Over this internship I hope to learn more about the process of playing concerts like this and gain more experience. I am very excited about this festival and internship as a whole. Several of my favorite and most influential and inspiring bands will also be featured at this festival. I will also be teaching a couple of workshops during the festival either on mandolin or about playing and performing with a band as a kid.