Preparing for Orchestra Auditions
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Mannes College The New School for Music
Course Number: CAPR 5012
Course Format: Group Lessons
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
The primary focus of the class is the development of necessary skills – including business and personal, as well as musical – to more successfully participate in the competitive world of professional music. The primary vehicle of the course is study and performance of standard orchestral excerpts, although attention to major solo repertoire will be addressed as appropriate. Topics include: resume preparation, practical aspects of taking auditions, recording and critique of demo tapes, thorough musical preparation, travel and psychological factors, and other concerns of the developing artist including self-care in terms of stress management and the identification of outside sources of health care for a long and healthy life in music. Open to graduate students majoring in orchestral instruments. May not be repeated for credit.
Open to Mannes College students.