Auditions- Impressing the music panel

JMJ91  *An adapted version of the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?– Practice, practice, practice!” made popular by Jack Benny, but the source attributed to other sources, is applicable here.  How do you get to music school?– Practice, practice, practice!  Allow your child to let other things go for a little bit as he prepares for his  big audition. 

Ring the School Bell 91/180 days

The powerful Montagues and Capulets is one of the most moving piano pieces I have ever heard.  This is one of the pieces Sabrina chose to play for her Loyola Marymount music school audition, as well as a first movement of a sonata.   The judges, who typically don’t have much to say at the auditions, praised her, giving us hope that this school will be on the yes list, as far as admissions.



The music panel was curious about her choice of Irish minor studies, as was I (at Loyola, they like all students to choose a minor as well as a major), and didn’t even realize it was even offered at their school!  Sabrina basically thought it sounded like something fun to study.

They assured her they would get back to her about a decision soon.

For critical tips on music audition success, read my previous post below.

How to Ace your Music School Audition

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May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine.    Annette




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