Violist Marilyn Stroh: In My Own Words

Violist Marilyn Stroh: In My Own Words

I entered Juilliard in 1956 as a violin student of Oscar Shumsky. On filling out a form as to my performance interests I put “chamber music – string quartets,” never dreaming that in 1960 I would commence a 50 year career at the Met Opera, which with all stops out in loud percussion and brass sections, is far removed from the world of string quartets.

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Auditioning for the MET Orchestra

Auditioning for the MET Orchestra

Every orchestra uses a slightly different system to make sure that they find the right person for the job, and to make that process as painless as possible for both auditioner and auditionee. The MET Orchestra is no exception. We take a great deal of pride in running the fairest, most effective auditions we can. I sat down with Rob Knopper, percussionist, and Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinetist, to discuss their experiences in this unique system of interviewing for a dream job.

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