kiwifruitbat: (conducting)
I have a conducting audition in half an hour or so.

If it goes well enough, I'll be conducting peter and the wolf in concert.

If not, I got some valuable conducting experience.
kiwifruitbat: (conducting)
I've got some awesome news.

I've been offered an audition for the Auckland Wind Orchestra to conduct a piece for a concert on April 5.

If I can get it and prove I'm good enough... that's going to be a major lift for my Conducting studies!

PLUS... if I do it well enough.... I may well be allowed to do it again in mid June!

WOOT!

Watch this space!
kiwifruitbat: (conducting)
Well, I have finished Day 2 at Uni... and my brain has reaches sizzle point.

The two history classes will be a slog to get through... I'm loving performance practice...

But it's Conducting that has me very worried and nervous. I mean, there are elements here that I'm not even remotely sure how I will cope, but the paper is purely practical.

No written assessments.

In short, I need to get confidence and (if possible) experience. And I've found a way as of today as to how. I popped into Auckland Grammar (my old school) to see if I could a/ sit in & observe and b/ conduct if possible. Well, the bloke I spoke to had no problems with A, but he and the HoD were iffy about B. Then the first bloke offered a godsend - the chance to conduct a piece for the Auckland Wind Orchestra.

GLEEP!

I mean - this is what I need, but this will be a concert performance of people I've played with before!

Oh well, you have to start the big time some time. And the might let me take some of the rehersals for Auckland Grammar as well. If I can get experience for both, this will REALLY come in handy later on!

So damn the nerves... FULL SPEED AHEAD!

Edit - musical detail corrected

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