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How to Mark Your Part in Orchestra…

Playing violin in orchestra is one of the most enriching activities I get to do. But, it also seems like

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Metronome

A metronome is arguably the most important tool in helping musicians prepare excerpts, and music in general. If you don’t … Read more

Taking Auditions for “The Experience”

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As you probably know, auditions are the strangest things. They can turn the strongest players into a fumbling pile of … Read more

Preparing for Auditions (In the Audition)

Preparing for Auditions (In the Audition)

Hmm. Spicy Italian, or sweet onion chicken teriyaki? Which one should I choose?

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Preparing for Auditions (Pre-Audition Procedures)

“Oh, I remember Jimmy What’s-His-Name…..tasty.”

1) Check in with the Personnel Manager

When you arrive, find someone who knows what’s … Read more

Preparing for Auditions (How to Practice)

Preparing for Auditions (How to practice)

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1) Use a metronome!

I know, I know: it’s so painful to use a … Read more

Preparing for Auditions (Before you start practicing)

1) Make sure you know the dates and deadlines.

This seems pretty obvious, but if you are preparing for multiple … Read more