Tacoma bassoon student Benjamin Roidl-Ward, a rising senior at Stadium High School, has been named one of 45 recipients of the Emerson scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Camp this summer. Interlochen, in northwest Michigan, is among the world’s premier summer arts programs for young musicians, and attracts hundreds of participants from 40 countries. Emerson scholars are selected from among the top applicants to the competitive summer arts program.
Roidl-Ward will study the bassoon and perform with Interlochen Arts Camp’s renowned youth ensembles. Recently chosen to perform a concerto with the Seattle Symphony under prodigy conductor Alexander Prior, …