i also write things for keen and motivated musicians like yourself. i failed my way through years of unsuccessful auditions and rejected applications before i got my job at the met, so my goal is to help you get where you're going quicker and smarter than i did. i truly think that any one of you could achieve a job like mine.
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as classical musicians, we design our lifestyle around intense practice sessions. that's almost always a good thing. there's only one thing that's more important: family.
in honor of the recent mayweather vs. pacquiao fight, i'm presenting another classic showdown: choosing which audition(s) to take. i faced this conundrum in early 2011. there were three choices - take the met, take nashville, or take both. read on to find out what happened.
how the most disappointing audition results can turn into the most productive summer of your life.
it turns out that despite the fact that non-percussionists chose inferior instruments, they actually have some good ideas. billy short is a bassoonist who knows a thing or two.
yes, that’s right. from 5-5:50pm on february 14th, i will perform all twelve of them. make your way to the 2015 PAS KoSA day of percussion at the frederick loewe theatre, 35 w. 4th st., new york, new york.
ever wonder how frequently all your favorite delécluse études really show up in auditions? here's that data, based on a study of a cross section of 84 audition lists.
congratulations! today, delécluse: douze études for snare drum is available and the #12daysofdelécluse are over.
in august of 2014 i sat down at the beach house of jacques delécluse with him, his wife danielle, and his daughter florence. florence was interpreting. i would ask each question in english, then she would ask mr. delécluse in french. then she would explain it back to me in english. sometimes florence or danielle would expand on a certain topic based on her memory or knowledge of the subject, which was also extremely interesting and useful. i’ve indicated both florence and danielle’s comments in italics.