How to Get In An Orchestra!!!

May 12, 2005 at 01:35 AM · I really need some help on how to get involved in somekind of musical circle. Meaning on really need, and want some extra pressure to keep me realy focussing on improving my ability to play. I'm 17 and my teacher told me about level 3 or 4(whatever that means). I've tried emailing two places I thought would have something for my skill level, but neither wrote back. Is there some trick to getting involved with other people.

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May 12, 2005 at 01:54 AM · What pieces and etudes are you currently studying?

I would look for community and youth orchestras. Maybe you can find other people to form a chamber group. Have fun exploring!

May 12, 2005 at 03:56 AM · To start, I started playing in the community college orchestra. And everyone there (including the conductor) has been great - usually they are quite helpful and encourging to us younger members.

May 12, 2005 at 01:01 PM · Yur teacher should have contacts in local orchestras and be able to steer you to one that is the right level.

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