After reading a recent post on Matt Heller’s hella frisch blog, I found this delightfully maddening story about a recent audition experience from a Washington, D.C. violinist. Check out her tale on her blog Dragons and Princesses. She is just trying to warm up and some obnoxious Russian violinist comes into her warm-up room and starts telling her how to play her excerpts, and then an audition monitor comes in to inform her that the committe has been able to hear her warm up for the past half hour!
It is small but obnoxious things like these that can make an audition go from good to bad. Some auditions are run without a hitch–my recent experience auditioning for the Kansas City Symphony and my not-so-recent experience auditioning for the Seattle Symphony fall under this category. I can think of many others that were run badly for whatever reason, but I’ll hold off on mentioning any specifics right now because I will be writing a few more bizarro stories of my own pertaining to the badly run auditions.