Competitive Auditions

In many ways, the act of auditioning provides a stark contrast to almost everything else described in The Savvy Musician. The lengthy preparation phase before an audition has been compared to training for an Olympic event, culminating in a highly competitive experience that allows only one person to emerge victorious.  It requires a separate set...

College Music Teaching—The Real Scoop

On a regular basis, students declare to me that they are considering a career in college music teaching.  With gentle questioning, it often becomes apparent they have little idea what this profession entails.  While I can personally attest to the merits of this wonderful field, it is essential to understand certain realities.  Becoming a...

THE DREADED INTERVIEW…

When invited for a job interview, research the company thoroughly.  Scour the website and other available material to develop a clear understanding about the business’s practices, structure, and philosophy.  In addition, learn the names of people involved, and investigate their background.  Consider why you want this opportunity, and what...

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