Learning to Love Audition Prep

Erin Rafferty

Like running marathons, taking orchestral auditions isn’t for everyone. There are some people who go into music, through conservatory, grad school, maybe even the beginnings of a professional career—who eventually find that they can live without it. Lots, in fact. And that’s a good, even inevitable thing. Music is a challenging life. It’s harder than I knew when I chose it, and I grew up on the inside, in a musical family. But for me, well, it’s pretty clear. I can’t stay away.

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