Mine was a seating audition (fortunately I couldn't be kicked out) when I was in high school. It was a screened audition. Being inexperienced, I wasn't sure what to expect aside from the prohibition of talking. I figured someone would tell me what to play. I was wrong. Shooting a panicked glance at the proctor and the accompanist, I made the unfortunate choice of a piece that began on a 8th note rest in both parts, which I was yet clueless about how to cue. After two starts and stops, the conductor shouted from behind the screen, "Shall we take another crack at that?"
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