I've been playing violin for 2.5 years and I'm in my freshman year of high school. I take lessons once a week and I'm currently working on playing La Folia as a solo. I want to graduate high school and go to Manhattan School of Music in NY. Do you think I'd be good enough to get in since I would have only been playing for five years at the end of high school? I'm usually first chair in my class. I've looked at the audition pieces for MSM (Bartok violin concerto, Mozart Concerto 3 4 or 5, Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream, Strauss Don Juan) and I can't play them. Do you think I'll be able to play them by my 12th grade year? Do you think I'd be good enough to play in a symphony after college?
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