Saturday, January 24, 2009
I received the news today that I've been invited to the current opening in the Cleveland Orchestra. That's one of the biggies, one of the top five orchestras in the country. I feel like a Herculean task is before me if I choose to take it. It's like climbing Mt. Everest, and every inch is arduous work. I haven't been up for tackling an audition in several years, but I think it's time to do it again. My life won't belong to me until the middle of March. I can't describe the feeling of dread that accompanies knowing what you've got to do to prepare for an audition.