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Discussion in 'Orchestral Auditions [DB]' started by BMason, May 15, 2011.
Audition's this week. Keep us updated, Talkbass.
The players I've met in Cleveland's bass section are really nice guys. I know it's about how well you play but I hope whoever wins is a nice guy or gal as well.
I hope that they pick the meanest bass player out there, who can't play! Every section needs its black sheep!haha
I hope whoever they choose likes dogs because I've heard there's an disproportional number of cat people in the CO. Hope this was taken into account when choosing the committee.
This is hilarious! Did you know there isn't a screen?
Are those guys mean?
probably just cat people.
Blake, you're joking right? Please tell me you're joking.
Yeah man, It was a no hire, bummer right!?
The Met has a must-hire policy, and they have assembled one of the finest orchestras in the world.
Also, auditions are totally blind, and the conductor's vote counts for no more than anyone else's.
Wow... That is very interresting. So where do they go from here?
If you don't invite anyone to your audition, how can you expect it to be successful?
Nice fail Dimoff.
I was told by someone auditioning that they had over 100 applicants and invited just under 40 musicians.
Since when is that Principal Bass from Detroit not good enough for Cleveland's bass section???
Mr. Bobbo is right about Dimoff....
Cleveland = FAIL
Final decisions are not always left up to the principle player at auditions. From what I've heard, the music director is who it came down to in Chicago. Although I don't presume to know what happened, I would draw a conclusion that resembles the trend that many orchestras are facing.
In my last conversation with Mr. Dimoff, he expressed his concern with auditions like Chicago and, though I won't quote him, was very confident and excited about finding a winner in the upcoming Cleveland audition.
Bobbo is not talking about FINAL round auditions... he/she is talking about simply NOT inviting more qualified candidates to the audition.
Although, if Alexander Hanna AND Charlie Nilles (2/3 finalists) can't win the job, who can???
I was addressing your comment, not Bobbo's, hence my quoting your statement. And you were talking about the final round.
As for the resume round, I would trust members of the section, including Mr. Dimoff, to pick the most qualified applicants to audition. Although I'm a little confused at the outcome of the audition and it's a shame when good players don't get hired, they are well versed in what they do.
I really hate repeating myself, but maybe it wasn't up to Mr. Dimoff in the end. Music Directors, for example Muti in Chicago, have a pretty heavy vote.
Can anyone inform us of what Berlin or the Met's practices are for auditions?
No one has veto power.
No one has a weighted vote.
The conductor's vote is just another committee vote.
As told to me by a member of the audition committee.
Glad I never took this path with bass.