Editing audio files might seem challenging, especially if you’re new to the music industry. But don’t worry; with some simple tricks and tools, even beginners can master audio editing like a pro. The primary goal of audio editing is to enhance the quality and overall experience of the music for the audience. Careful editing and
Written by conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow. In his extensive career, he has heard more than 40,000 auditions. Carl serves as conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. As conductor and instructor of the master students in orchestral conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, his conducting students occupy, or have occupied, positions with the orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, Edmonton, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Kansas City, Richmond, and many others.
All of us, from seasoned professional to total beginner, struggle with balancing the various elements that go into audition preparation. When should I start practicing? What solos should I choose for the audition? What are people listening for in auditions?
If you think this post is a going to be a cleverly disguised list of things you should actually be considering for your audition preparations-think again! I don’t use cheap writing tactics and clickbait headlines just to get your attention. If that’s all you think this is, stop reading already. Aha! Still here, I see.
I’m sure you’re well aware of what orchestral auditions are looking for: the best performer. Period. To win these auditions you have to play better than everyone else (and then some). And even then, the panel might not hire that person because they were really hoping Jascha Heifetz was going to come back from the
I started taking professional auditions about ten years ago, actually while I was still doing my undergrad. Back then, the Westmorland Symphony came to our campus in Pittsburgh to hold auditions-quite the luxury in hindsight. After a year or two there and I started subbing with the Erie Phil-an orchestra I believe every classical musician