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Danielle Bouchard – Member Profile

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Danielle Bouchard is a 4th year honour roll student at the University of Windsor studying French Horn while acquiring her Honours Bachelor's of Music Education.  She has played with numerous and varying groups including the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Rising Stars Pit Band, and the Windsor Military Band.  She currently plays with the Southern Winds Brass Quintet, the University of Windsor Wind Ensemble, the Windsor Community Orchestra, and the prestigious Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, one of the leading orchestral training groups in the United States.  Her private horn instructors include Bernadette Berthelotte (a PhD in Music Education who teaches at Herman High School), Martin Limoges (currently 1st horn of the Kitchener-Waterloo Orchestra), David Haskins (currently 3rd horn of the Vancouver Symphony) and Timothy Lockwood (currently the 4th horn of Orchestra London).  She competed for Kiwanis 2007, achieved a 1st place finish in the Brass category, and was asked to perform her solo piece at Kiwanis' Awards Ceremony.  She then competed at the provincial level and won a first place finish in Grade 9 Brass.  She is currently auditioning for orchestral groups including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.  On November 17th, 2008, Danielle performed "Morceau de Concert" by Camille Saint-Saens at the Concerto Night Competition with the Windsor Community Orchestra and was one of the 5 winning musicians.  As a prize she gets to perform a solo with the Windsor Community Orchestra.  Outside of music and school, she is a devout Christian, a fond admirer of Euchre, wine, and hockey, a book worm interested in philosophy, health sciences, history, theology, and chemistry, and a political activist against child poverty and abortion.

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