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 Re: How good do you have to be?
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-01-17 07:39

Well you are at the perfect age I was hoping for. At 14 I went to a place called Interlochen Arts Academy. It's in the northern area of Michigan. There is a new clarinetist there with a doctorate in music and there is a ton of talent there.

When you look it up don't let the cost scare you away because a lot of the kids are on scholarships. I was on a full scholarship, so my folks really didn't have to pay much.

The school also takes academics seriously. So you will get a fine education. play all day long, play with some very gifted musicians and frankly the only thing holding you back from being one of the best musicians would be you and only you. The average student to teacher ratio is about 8 to 1.

Some of the graduates are very famous now, from when I went to school. Sitting in major orchestras and soloist. Some of the kids wind up at the finest music schools in the country. In fact some of the schools actually hold auditions right at Interlochen, because these top music colleges want the cream of the crop.

When I graduated, Eastman School of Music was there, Curtis, and several others. I went to Peabody Conservatory. I also spent some time at Cleveland Institute.

One of my friends went to Curtis and he's about as famous as you can get. Look up David Shifrin. At the age of 22 or so he was principal of the famous Cleveland Orchestra, not to far from you. He then went on to be more of a solo player. Check out his recordings on youtube.

This school also has a summer camp if you want to see if you might want to try this out first. Everynight there are concerts from some of the finest musicians from rock to classical.

So you asked if you have the what it takes. Take an audition at Interlochen. If you get in I'd say you have what it takes. I also will say you will be able to pick out what school you want to go to, because you will be totally prepared. There are no limits at this point. You can study with Shifrin at Yale if you want. So let your dreams come true.

I just edited this, because you can most likely submit a recording. However I would try to audition in person because the place is incredibly beautiful. Surrounded by 2 huge lakes, miles and miles wide and then national forest.


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Post Edited (2018-01-17 07:52)

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