Klarinet Archive - Posting 001320.txt from 1998/04
From: Jonathan Cohler <cohler@-----.net>
Subj: Boston Symphony Audition procedure
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 19:28:41 -0400
I just spoke with the personnel manager of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
As I had said before, nobody is rejected based on resume alone.
Everyone who sends in a resume by the deadline date, is either invited to
play a live audition, or to submit a tape for consideration.
Yes, I know that a tape is not an ideal audition vehicle, but it is most
certainly much better than a resume. You can for example, discern whether
or not a person is playing in rhythm and in tune (even on a poor quality
tape). Furthermore, the BSO gives careful instructions on how to make the
tape so that it is high quality and provide a good representation of the