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