Without a doubt, the best way to ensure a great audition and application experience for graduate school is adequate preparation. As I see it, there are two big ways to do this: organizational/application prep, and audition/mental prep. One thing I was I had done a little better would be organizing my materials and pre-screening requirements longContinue reading “Preparing for Graduate School Part 2: Adequate Preparation”
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Preparing for Graduate School Part 1: Why and Where?
Recently, I have finished auditioning for graduate schools pursuing a degree in music performance. After the exhausting process I reflected on what I did right, what I wish I knew, and how others could be more prepared and know what to expect. The process of applying and auditioning for a Master’s program can be extensive,Continue reading “Preparing for Graduate School Part 1: Why and Where?”
Playing in tune is simple. Not necessarily easy, but simple. Often, I see the “I sound out of tune, thus my slides must move” approach. While that is a part of the equation, the most important things you must focus on are not whether your slide is at 3/8″ or 5/16″. Your best tone andContinue reading “inTONEation”
Alas, I have made a new page! It is called “Recordings” and features, believe it or not, recordings. Currently, I have four excerpts from the Military Band literature up with more to come. The page is at the top of the screen alongside the About and Home pages. Here is a link just in case.Continue reading “Recordings Page”
Ride of the Valkyries
Here’s a brief recording of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre.