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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001357.txt from 1998/04

From: "Justin Wood" <>
Subj: Re: Boston Symphony Audition procedure
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 19:29:16 -0400

Just a hunch, but organizing 200 tapes is probably easier than organizing
200 people auditioning with their equipment and music? Besides, a tape
never argues, but I am sure there are always a few people who audition that

But, I am only a highschool student, incapable of any thought...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Boston Symphony Audition procedure

>>In a message dated 4/23/98 11:17:38 AM, you wrote:
>><<Everyone who sends in a resume by the deadline date, is either invited
>>play a live audition, or to submit a tape for consideration.>>
>>Now, THAT's the best of both worlds. The committee can save its own (and
>>applicant's) time by previewing the tapes.
>How do you figure that? It takes the same amount of time to listen to 7
>minutes of tape as it does to listen to 7 minutes of live performance.
>It does save time for the applicant, of course, who doesn't have to travel.
>But unless the orchestra is lying and not really listening to the tapes,
>then it saves the committee no time whatsoever.
>Jonathan Cohler

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