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Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by ekspain, Feb 23, 2008.
hey is 29-31 too old to audition?
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
Only if for a band made up of teenagers
no, I'm 37 over ten years older than anyone else in our band.
I assume you mean for an orchestra. I would say no.
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.
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.
I'm preparing an audition right now, at 57.
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.