Trevor Jones and I have done joint clinics in the past, but this is the first one since restarting the podcast, and I figured that it would make sense to put it out this week since we just released our conversation a few days ago.
This talk was held at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall as part of the 2016 Chicago Bass Festival, which is an event put on by the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. Michael Cameron of the University of Illinois and Allan Dennis, former double bass professor at the University of Wisconsin and the MYA executive director, were both in the audience, so you’ll hear us refer to both of them a couple of times during the talk.
I left Curtis off of my list of schools putting out successful auditions, but of course that should be at the top of the list! My mistake.
Some of the questions from the audience are kind of hard to hear, you’ll get the gist of the question as soon as Trevor and I start talking again.
We talk about Don Greene’s excellent books on auditioning—all three are highly recommended:
- Audition Success
- Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under Pressure
- Fight Your Fear and Win: Seven Skills for Performing Your Best Under Pressure