Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Audition for cardboard cut-outs

Ahh, jury time has arrived. That joyous time when nervous college students must get in front of a panel and prove their worth, musically.

When I hear stories about rampant cheating on college campuses I sometimes think, "Well the jury is one place where they can't cheat."

Whether it's a jury or an audition, I suspect many people have that feeling, upon walking out of the room, "Man, I want another shot at that. I just wasn't quite ready."

So here's a strange thought:

Set up a pre-jury "jury room" with cardboard cutouts of that scary panel frowning at you. Run through your program, then head into the real room.

Yeah, it probably wouldn't work (especially for those wimpy trumpets who can't seem to play more than about 6 minutes without their chops giving out!) but it's interesting to think about.

I guess, for now, we'll have to stick to mental run-throughs. You know: visualizing a great audition/jury.

Everybody does that regularly, right?


(cue cricket sound)


Alex Manley said...

be prepared for lawsuits stemming from your insensitive comments towards trumpeters everywhere

Russ said...

I think I saw this in the movie Coyote Ugly. Of course this technique worked for a outrageously attractive woman and has yet to be proven if it will work for brass players. If you cannot get cardboard cut outs I suggest using your Alma Mater as a practice run.

Alex Manley said...

I don't recall there being any outrageously attractive women in coyote ugly. Or graduating. WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!?!

Will said...

I am starting a business : Scary people cardboard cut outs incorporated. Send me a picture of a scary person, or your professors, and I'll generate a cardboard cut-out of them for you. :-)

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