I love auditions. No, I do, really. First of all, I like the game of it. Fifty people come to the hall, one leaves victorious. The drama is deeply fun. Continue readingI Love Auditions
Setting Up for Success
When it comes right down to performance time, what do you do to get ready to perform? What are the notes that you play or the things that you think?Continue readingSetting Up for Success
Who You Are
I’ve been watching Project Runway again as I work at my reed desk. It’s amazing to watch the designers sweat, and struggle, and create beauty under pressure. I notice thatContinue readingWho You Are
Work/Life Balance, AGAIN. Again.
I love to work. I’m happy playing in orchestras, and would gladly do so every single week, but some weeks are slow, and some months. I enjoy teaching. The challengeContinue readingWork/Life Balance, AGAIN. Again.
Dear Candidate, You asked me for feedback on your audition. I’m glad you got in touch, but I don’t have anything very specific to tell you. My notes have beenContinue readingDear Candidate
I LOVE auditions. Have I mentioned that before? It is so inspiring to hear wonderful players performing beautifully for us, and I always learn something that I can apply toContinue reading“Standard Concerto”
Adapt or Die
I had a conversation recently with a dear friend, a wonderful professional flutist with a great job. She was frustrated by her lack of success in a recent audition, andContinue readingAdapt or Die
All this week I have been sitting on audition committees for my orchestra. In three days we listened to 4 basses, 6 cellos, 3 oboes, 19 horns, and 11 tubas,Continue readingInspiring Auditions
Treadmill Excerpt Fartleks
Here’s a workout I love – Treadmill Excerpt Fartleks. I come armed with a complete playlist of all the excerpts for my next audition, and start with the treadmill atContinue readingTreadmill Excerpt Fartleks
What I’m Trying
I am still, yes, still working on how to approach my audition mind. I wrote about this before HERE and HERE. As I practice for this month’s audition, I amContinue readingWhat I’m Trying