14. July 2014 · Comments Off on Not For Me, Thanks! · Categories: Auditions

I am so thankful I have my jobs and don’t have to do auditions. Whew! If either group folds, you can bet I will just search out more students: I don’t have it in me now to do auditions.


The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings.

A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of these could spell the end to a job prospect.


14. July 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Every time I can pick out the oboe or bassoon on a soundtrack I’m all “SHOUTOUT TO MY DOUBLE REED PAL!”