Crime Story: Why Someone Steals Dead Birds from a Museum

Playing the flute is Marc Fowler's (name changed) great passion.

Crime Story: Why Someone Steals Dead Birds from a Museum

Playing the flute is Marc Fowler's (name changed) great passion. Ever since his music teacher told him in first grade that he was a natural talent, he has been practicing every day with dedication and obsession. His parents enrolled him in private lessons, he won a scholarship, made it into the New York Philharmonic's master class as a flutist, and got one of the few places in the New York Youth Symphony, probably the best youth orchestra in America. When, at 16, he was accepted into the Royal Academy of Music in London, perhaps the most important music college in the world, his dream of becoming principal flutist with the Berlin Philharmonic no longer seemed out of reach. He's come a long way for someone from Claverack, a small American town in New York State, whose parents homeschooled him and his brother and, in the meantime, bred hypoallergenic Poodle mixes to keep the family afloat.

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