March 10, 2009 at 9:07 AM
Things are starting to come together for me in my new life in Houston. I found a new viola instructor from the Houston Symphony, and have been invited into two local community orchestras. The biggest advantage of being a violist - we are always in demand in the community orchestras, and the "viola-society" is quite tight. A single word from one violist to another expands your musical network across the country within a day or two. Six degrees of seperation quickly becomes one.
All I have to do now is drive for 5 days to make it out there.
Have a good trip, and drive safely!
So far I haven't found it to be so true that violists are always in demand. My orchestra seems to have a greater demand for first violinists. And we had more trouble finding two violinists for our quartet than a violist. This is why I'm still playing both instruments . . . but now that I am, I'm glad. At first I thought I was ready to leave violin behind for the viola, and instead I've gotten better at both.
Bye bye West Coast and hello Texas! Hope you have a good/safe drive!
Be safe Mendy and have a good trip. Will it be humid in Texas this time of year?
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