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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000976.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Orchestra auditions
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:39 -0400

On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, Jonathan Cohler wrote:
> Given the financial analysis that I presented, and the insider testimony of
> Larry Liberson, it seems clear that there is no financial impediment to
> auditioning all comers for these few clarinet openings in full-time
> orchestras.

It is neither clear nor obvious that there is no financial impediment to
auditioning all comers for these few clarinet openings in ALL full-time
orchestras....just the DSO. Unless there are other people who are in a
position to report such, to say as much is simply inaccurate. I hope that
Jonathan isn't trying to use one orchestra to represent the auditioning
procedures for all orchestras?

> Therefore, I would be interested to know if anybody actually LIKEs the fact
> that some orchestras exclude based on resume alone. If someone does LIKE
> this practice, pray tell why?

I am not opposed to exclusion based on resume alone....unless someone with
a resume shorter or less experienced can be allowed to audition over
someone with more experience...simply because their teacher calls and
asks. Why am I not opposed? It is standard business practice to reject
candidates for a position based on their resume. Orchestras area
business.

Roger Garrett
IWU

   
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