How Community Engagement Aids Audition Preparation

Most of my colleagues in the Civic Orchestra are hot on the orchestral audition circuit. Preparing effectively for the high-magnitude audition is something we discuss at great length. As I approach the end of my last year in this professional training orchestra, I find myself desiring to take advantage of every opportunity. Yet I continually…

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Choices and Consequences in Romeo and Juliet

In October, the Fellows received an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suites by Civic Orchestra Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot. In addition to tackling two challenging orchestral scores that had been condensed down to eleven instruments, we were tasked with creating an educational program exploring Tchaikovsky’s and Prokofiev’s musical…

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