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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000929.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: National Symphony 2nd Clarinet Job
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:18:53 -0400

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Jonathan Cohler wrote:

> >Jonathan,
> >the National Symphony has been even more exclusionary in the past. In
> >1970(when Harold Wright went to Boston) only about 12 people were
> >invited to audition for the principal clarinet position. This was when
> >Loren Kitt got the job.
> >
> An interesting comment. Clearly, we are dealing with an entrenched "old
> boys club" here. What arrogance! To think that they know who the best
> possible 12 players are!

Actually, it seems that, without looking at any of the resumes, you seem
to have already decided your student is better than them! This defines
arrogance as well.

I would ask that you please provide the basics of her resume for us?
Those of use who have sat on audition committees would be interested in
knowing what age and experience this young lady has.....beyond of course,
studying with you.

Roger Garrett

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