Klarinet Archive - Posting 001113.txt from 1998/04
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: National Symphony 2nd Clarinet Job
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 16:16:20 -0400
On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Jonathan Cohler wrote:
> >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!
Let's take this post for example. Jonathan began the portion of the
thread that discussed best player vs. best for the job, or even fair
procedures. It can easily be seen that the issue for Jonathan is NOT just
about fair procedures, rather....if the best player is being considered
for the job. Many of us chose to address that portion of the thread.
That does not make us "rambling".