I just read a fascinating article in Boston Magazine about recent percussion auditions for the Boston Symphony.
This article captures very well the atmosphere, and to me more interestingly, the inner experience of the musicians taking part in the audition. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an aspiring symphony musician, this is a good look.
If you aspire to win an audition yourself someday, this is a must-read.
Please note that, for whatever reason, the link only seems to work intermittently. Keep trying, it’s worth it!