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New year at school...new auditions    08:19 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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My audition for band is today at 6:05. I only decided about 4 days ago to actually audition. I wanted to leave band out to get a little more work time in. My professor notified me that she recommended me to take a half lesson with the new Asst. Professor that we got this year. So, I felt a little obligated as she chose me amongst few others as hard working, talented students. I have worked really hard in the past 4 days to get my audition up to snuff, and I finally think it's there. We have to play the Concerto for Flute Mvt. 2 by Franz Benda memorized. It was originally written for Violin in d minor. We also have to play orchestral excerpts. It will be nerve-wracking if she asks for Daphnis et Chloe (because in 4 days at least one thing can't be great), but in the chance that she asks for Petrouchka...I will be ready! There are, of course, about 9 other excerpts she could choose from...but I have my hopes for Petrouchka. I will let you know how it goes. Last Fall I ended up playing clarinet in the Concert Band (which is the middle one of the three)...last spring I played flute in the top band (eventhough I was last chair of 6), and this semester I am shooting for Orchestra. Think of me at around 6:15 (since our auditions always run late!)

-Dennis

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    15:22 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

kippsix
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crossing my fingers for you!

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    16:15 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Flutist06
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Me too! Good luck Dennis!

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    19:29 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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my audition was great, but sheasked for Daphnis etChloe...lol. The good part was that it is the first excerpt...the 32nd notes at MM 155. So, it wasn't the main solo. I also had to playDvorak 8'sexcerpt. That was pretty good, just a little bobble in the last set of runs. The Benda was magnificent and memorized. YAY! I'll let you know what happens with chairs in a couple days. Let's hope I made the Orchestra!

-Dennis

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    21:17 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Plekto
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She knows you crammed or at the last probably assumes so. If you did 90%+ of it correctly, you probably got in.

Shoot, I got into one orchestra once with only about 50% of a piece correct - was cold-reading it/seeing for the first time, which is another vicious tactic you often see in auditions.

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    21:25 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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It's harder at my school with 40+ flutists vying for 3 chairs..lol. You almost have to play perfectly, or hope others play less perfect than you do...lol

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    15:50 on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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I got 3rd chair in the top band, and although it's not Orchestra...I auditioned better than every other person who isn't a Junior or Senior Performance player...except for my best flute friend at school who got 2nd chair and is Music Ed. I am quite pleased, and I know I'll be playing in the orchestra next year after the 5 Senior Performance players leave...lol I was definitely less stressed this time than in previous auditions. My professor said I have improved a great deal since last fall, and has asked me to work on the full Benda Concerto from memory which is a piece on the junior/senior rep list this semester.

-Dennis

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    21:29 on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Plekto
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Congratulations!

3rd chair is still in, and really, IME, if you're in the top three, it's good enough, since most times the top two or three are changing off for each other as needed or reinforcing each other.(ego and such aside - heh)

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    22:49 on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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You should have got first! I demand a re count! haha!
Congrats! Sending balloons your way

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Just wait until next years try outs are when you have your new Jack Moore!

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    23:06 on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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oh i know Kate! Thanks! No recount needed. I know I didn't deserve first. I heard the other two, and they were pretty darned impressive. I knew they would beat me, but I didn't hear everyone so I thought others would keep me out of first part, but I guess not!

-Dennis

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    00:42 on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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Dennis, is this the concerto you are talking about?
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_detail.html?item=5876517&cart=83001385521

I have never heard of this one. I think I will order it and have a look! Oooh.. I love new music!!!!

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Oooh... I didn't even know that I had this on one of my Rampal CD's! Beautiful concerto. I am going to definitely order this.

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    05:18 on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dennis
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That is the very same. It is very nice...definitely not baroque. Can't wait to do it from memory!

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Do you have all 3 mvts on that cd? if so can you rip off the first and third mvts? I have not heard those yet. Thanks

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    09:24 on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Patrick
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you have to learn that you have to practice auditioning, it is a very un-natural performing environment but one you have to get used to...

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    17:05 on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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Dennis, I have to run to rehearsal, but I will burn it for you later tonight when I get back.

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Re: New year at school...new auditions    17:26 on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
   





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