This past year, I started down the orchestra audition trail. I've learned a lot and gotten better for it. I'm not an expert but I wanted to share a few of those things. Lesson 1: You really do have to prepare that exhaustively. I always knew the level of preparation it took to succeed at an … Continue reading Auditioning
Why hello internet, it's been a while, I'm glad you're still here. I'll try to keep in touch better in the coming year. First new recording: Shame for speaking alto flutist by Jesse Diener-Bennett Second, some reflection on the new year. As I was thinking about 2015, I was also (inevitably) thinking about 2014, and … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Let's all take a minute to reflect on how nice and sunny it's been this week in New York. It's so much nicer to practice in the sun and see the blue sky than for everything to look gray. Also, the snow melted and I no longer have to mince my way through all the … Continue reading Spring Updates
I feel like getting too caught up in a job is something that happens to artists and actually almost any young person coming out of college now. Our generation has had it rough, no jobs, what used to be an entry-level job that paid you money (that you could then use for rent and food) … Continue reading How to keep your sanity while working a day job
This week I realized that I hadn't read a book in over a week. This will shock people that know me well, (especially my parents, who routinely had to take my book away so I would sleep as a child). I was the person always lugging around at least one book, usually a … Continue reading Self-Identifying as a Musician