Check out part IV of double bassist Matt Heller’s Calgary Philharmonic story here. You can also click here to check out background information and find links to the other posts about Matt’s recent experiences.
Here’s a quote from Matt’s most recent post:
This is almost an inevitable part of the audition experience: you’re going to run into some friend or acquaintance, who you may not have seen for months or years. He’s going to have some great news to report – he’s been subbing with the Chicago Symphony, or just won the audition for New World – and your mind will start racing back to how good he sounded the last time you heard him, and now he’s only gotten better! Suddenly all those positive vibes, confidence-building mock auditions, and the encouraging comment from the customs official at the airport, they all begin to evaporate and the sad path to disappointment appears instead. I don’t have an easy solution to all this; except to realize that we all think that way, and the only escape is to have faith in yourself and your musical mission!
Great stuff–I totally identify with it. Click here to read the rest of this excellent post.
- Double bassist Matt Heller’s blog
- Yo-Yo Ma with New World Symphony
- Matt Heller featured in New York Times article
- Matt Heller’s Calgary Philharmonic story
- Fun with colored pens
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