How To Accept A Compliment

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Most of us know that by putting our talent on display, at some point, we are going to have to deal with criticism, be it constructive, or otherwise. We may prepare ourselves for it, think about it, let it affect … Continue reading

Tips For Finding A Quality Private Music Instructor, by Melissa Baden

So you’ve decided to take private lessons–good for you! We’ve already discussed why private lessons are a great idea for any musician, regardless of your commitment level. Now that you’ve decided to enroll, you’re probably overwhelmed with options. There are … Continue reading

7 Steps To A Successful Theater Audition, by Caroline Meisner

A theater audition can be a stressful event; yet many professional actors will seize every opportunity to audition for the next show. A well-prepared actor should have enough understanding about auditions to be ready for any situation which may present … Continue reading

Amanda Talley: Oboist With The New Mexico Philharmonic

Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Amanda graduated in May from Southern Methodist University, where she received her Master’s degree. But in March, before she graduated, she auditioned for, and won, … Continue reading

What Is A Cold Read? by Caroline Meisner

What is a Cold Read? The words “time for the cold read,” can bring about anxious feelings in performers. A cold read lets the person holding the audition see the talent of the actor in its most raw form. Sometimes, … Continue reading