I'm sure you might be familiar with my past contributing posts.
I just wanted to ask for opinions on the path I'm taking.
Since the last time I posted here's what I've accomplished and the repertoire I'm working on now
All-State Orchestra (1st Violins/10th chair)
Interlochen (this is where I went for the summer,they gave me the most money)
at Interlochen I played with both of the orchestras there (I moved up after my 3rd seating audition)
Youth Orchestra (co-concertmaster)
School Orchestra (concertmaster)
Repertoire and Etude books
Kreutzer and Rode
Sevcik op 1,3,8,9
Wieniawski 2nd Vln Concerto
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole (doing it for a competition)
Paganini #13 and #16
Bach E major Partita
My question is will I be good enough to audition for top conservatories such as NEC, CIM, Rice, Oberlin, Juilliard,Manhattan, Eastman. I've been playing for almost 3 years now so I know it puts me at a major disadvantage, but I heard that if I can play this repertoire perfectly and it would look better than someone trying to choke out a Sibelius or Tchaikovsky. I'm currently at 5 hours of individual practice a day (doesn't include my hour-lessons twice a week, and youth orchestra/school orchestra, and what not.)
I'm also planning on competing in several local and one national competition, but we'll see how that goes.
However my top choice is NEC right now.
Yes I know what you're thinking, how is it that I jumped from Bach A minor concerto to Wieniawski and Lalo and paganini in about a year? I don't know myself, but I do know that I just practiced as much as possible everyday and put as much care into everything I did and I thirsted for as much knowledge, guidance, and help as I could from any and everywhere. It could also be that I have talent as I've heard from people but I believe it was just hard work and pure love for what I'm doing.
However, I'm ready for the thoughts and opinions.
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