Double bassist Matt Heller (New World Symphony, hellafrisch blog) just started a series of posts about his recent successful audition for the Calgary Philharmonic. Matt is a perceptive and compelling writer, and his tale is likely to be of interest for musicians of all disciplines.
There is a special kind of symmetry to Matt’s recent audition win given the New York Times piece by Dan Wakin earlier this year detailing Matt’s audition trials and tribulations. Getting to hear the behind-the-scenes details of Matt’s successful audition is even more interesting given this framework.
Click here to read Matt’s first installment of his Calgary Philharmonic audition story.
Click here to read an interesting post on Chicago Symphony Orchestra bassist Michael Hovnanian’s CSO Bass Blog about a letter that Matt had sent Micheal regarding these experiences.