"...[I] feel that I have come full circle. Now, it is I who am responsible for the cellists, and through my coaching and friendship have the opportunity to impact their future."Read More
At the astonishing age of 20, Keith Buncke cemented his place as one of his generation’s finest musicians with his appointment as Principal Bassoon of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Barely seven months later, he finds himself beginning his professional career on a picket line.Read More
New to opera? Curious what it's all about? Not to worry - the MET Orchestra Musicians are here to help! We spend our lives with this stuff, and we want to help YOU navigate your way through the murky waters of opera to find out what your first opera should be - and hopefully have a little fun doing it!Read More
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.Read More
Learn all about REEDS with this fascinating infographic by principal bassoonist William Short.
What are reeds, exactly?
They are the mouthpieces used on clarinets, oboes, and bassoons.
Okay, but why do they matter?Read More