Academy Summer Author:Nan Gilbert Leslie Wilding had always been known as "musical" in the small town in which she had grown up. But of what use was her music to be unless she taught? And Leslie did not want to teach. — Then came a chance to spend the summer at Chanson, the famous music academy. But if Leslie expected to impress the staff and students with her vocal ability, s... more »he soon realized that she could do nothing of the kind. For at Chanson she was a beginner - talented, yes, but utterly undisciplined. And for a while it seemed easier to spend the summer playing than to work seriously on her singing.
Leslie had much to overcome, both in her vocal training and in her training for life. She had to grow up and face the realities of love, work, and womanhood. This story of the development of a young woman and a singer will delight every reader who has ever wanted something badly enough to work for it, and live for it, and grow for it.« less