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age for auditions

Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by ekspain, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. ekspain


    Feb 22, 2008
    hey is 29-31 too old to audition?

  2. alexmoore10


    Apr 3, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering Amplifiers, Elites Strings and Cosmic Ears IEMs
    Hell no.

    Personally I avoid the age question but if asked outright I lie and say 29 (I'm 31) as I find it is good to stay the right side of 30...certainly in the UK.

    Aslong as you get to the audition and get to play they will hear if you are right.

    Hope that helps
  3. von buck

    von buck

    Feb 22, 2008
    wolcott ct.
    Only if for a band made up of teenagers

  4. no, I'm 37 over ten years older than anyone else in our band.
  5. koricancowboy

    koricancowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    I assume you mean for an orchestra. I would say no.
  6. anonymous12251111

    anonymous12251111 Banned

    Apr 6, 2007
    Hal Robinson! He joined the Philly Orchestra as Principal in the mid 90's and he's one of the finest players in the world. Before that he was Principal in the National Symphony for YEARS.
  7. sjeverac


    Mar 27, 2008
    I got my 1st. permanent position when i was 30 !
    But Europe is different from the States i think.
    there are Orchestras that even prefer older and a player with with experience. In Switzerland they even invite candidates that are over 40.
  8. I'm preparing an audition right now, at 57.
  9. Cosmos


    Sep 21, 2006
    New York, NY
    Other side of this question, orchestras usually won't even let you do an audition if you are a younger student - like me, I am 19.

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