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October 31, 2016

So, if you've made it this far, you know what this week is. This is the week where we find out if the last three months were worth it. All the blood, sweat, and tears (maybe just sweat #flutesweats). All the doubting, anxiety, frustration, anger...just gotta let that g...

October 9, 2016

Man, oh man. Things are getting real. The audition is next week. NEXT WEEK. After that I'm free as a bird until the next audition creeps up. 

Auditions are like that, you know. Creepy. They sneak up behind you, acting all innocent, pretending to be your friend. They're...

October 1, 2016

So, this was a week... I had an audition for another local orchestra, which was a great way to run through a couple excerpts in a more informal audition setting. I figured this could be a way to get out some of the jitters and perform 2 or 3 of the excerpts that I'm pr...

September 23, 2016

Can you sense my excitement, ladies and gentlemen? The long-awaited end to this challenge is coming up quickly, and as you can tell by my enthusiasm in this week's video, I cannot wait for that day. This has been an eye-opening process, as I've a) never prepared an aud...

September 16, 2016

This week's assignment was based around visualization. This is something I've tried (and almost immediately given up on) in the past. Maybe I lack a strong enough or convincing enough impression of the music that I want to project to my audience? Maybe I'm worried that...

September 9, 2016

I told you this was coming. It's the best part of any audition prep, regardless of instrument. That part, where you check your list and you see the names Daphnis and Chloe, and you're like "Aah yeah, gonna get my noodle on!" 

You pull out your music, listen to your favo...

September 2, 2016

And the countdown is on! 

Seven weeks to go until audition day, one week until I've covered the whole list, and (mercifully) roughly a week until I get my flute back. 

I miss her so much. If I wasn't renting something at an exorbitant price right now I'd set the stupid t...

August 26, 2016

We're closing in on when I would normally START preparing an audition! Hooray! 

This week, in addition to struggling with the usual issues I have with these pieces, I had been struggling with my flute. When things aren't sealing, no amount of clean finger work or air co...

August 19, 2016

I'm not going to lie. This is getting really hard. Motivational issues aside, I feel like I'm hitting a wall. The usual length of time I take to prepare an audition is 7-8 weeks, and this challenge is 14! Ok, yeah, I failed a little at basic math and I had to compress...

August 11, 2016

I have found my greatest nemesis. That one thing holding me back against all odds. That thing I hate above all else. The orange juice to my tooth paste. The Scar to my Simba. The Kanye to my Taylor Swift (or, like, anyone). My baby with the one eyebrow.

It's this heat....

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