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Long time no see, excerpts…

This week I whipped out my Hadcock book for the first time in…I don’t even know because its been that long! I have an opportunity to play for the principal clarinetist of the Virginia Symphony at the end of the month to possibly get on the sub list, so I need to brush up on […]

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slow, slow, and more slow

The last couple weeks I’ve been really getting focused on this Navy Band audition.  I’m the type of person that believes that everything happens for a reason – I try to find the positive result of every negative situation.  I think that there is a reason that I’m having to wait until May to join […]

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starting fresh

If I can after a big event, usually I like to take some time completely away from my clarinet.  Although I love playing (and sometimes it takes a lot of effort to not pick up my instrument!), time away from the instrument allows me to de-stress and recover faster and better.  Usually I will take […]

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Youngstown symphony

Last night I auditioned for the Youngstown Symphony in Ohio. It was an interesting experience, mostly because I found out what happens when an orchestra does not plan its audition days very well. Yesterday they not only auditioned for 2nd clarinet, but they auditioned for violin, viola, bassoon and oboe/english horn. I’m sorry, but if […]

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Erie Phil Audition

Finally! Success!! Well sort of, I got runner up at the Erie Phil audition on Thursday. It was awesome, I don’t think I’ve EVER played so well at an audition before!! And it was the first orchestral audition that I’ve made it past the prelims. It was exactly what I needed, especially after the disappointments […]