This weekend I have an orchestra audition, for the orchestra I’m already in. Every audition you get a chance to be put in a better seat, and it’s also a good opportunity to practice being nervous.
I don’t do well in auditions. My nerves just make my arm stiff, bow shake, and my hands clammy…but its useful, and essential, to make real auditions a practice. Because no matter how many thousands of times you practice the excerpts, when you walk into that room, it’s all going to change.
Some people take Betta blockers, but I think I am better than that!
Wish me luck!