Three weeks ago I decided to contact our local Symphony Orchestra and ask them if they needed any violinists. I have a little bit of time and would not mind giving some back to my community! I have not done much orchestra work in the last 2 years and I miss it! My preference is first violin because I do not find second violin rewarding any longer, I did plenty of that in my early carrier, but I understand sometimes we have to take and cover the spots that are needed.
The man in “charge” told me to send him a resume and “feel free to contact him” in one week or so. He also told me of a possible job in another town.
Today I gave him a call to see if he had received my resume and he sounded weird, he told me I should “come and listen to the orchestra during a rehearsal to see what I’m getting into!” and told me to call him in April (no time frame or date).
Now, what is he trying to tell me?
-Am I not good enough? (But I teach one of the players in that orchestra! I know some of the musicians and I have much more background and experience then them)
- Did my resume make him feel like I’m over qualified for the orchestra (Yes I’ve had good music education and top notch violin teachers, but so what, I just want to play)
I need your opinions, this one has me confused.
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