Tuesday, August 4

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Lecture (Auditioning)

  • Colburn School, Zipper Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

Audition Preparation Techniques- The End Game
Presenter: Kurt Civilette

Since moving to Michigan recently I won 5 local auditions within a span of 3 years. I won a full-time position as 3rd horn in The New Mexico Symphony, which I held for 15 years, but the group folded and I had to start over. From my experiences taking auditions, both in this recent period and earlier in my career, I have developed a good system of working out the inconsistencies that plague us as horn players, using processes culled from numerous sources. I taught a popular class on this subject at Michigan State University and I would like to share my techniques with professionals and teachers alike. My hope is that anybody taking auditions or coaching students who are actively auditioning will learn something useful.