How to prepare big program
How to prepare program for competition with three rounds for 8-9 month.Does anyone have experience or advice?
This is one of my favorite things to do and talk about! I try to be as realistic as possible first... What is your goal? Do you think you are at a level where you could win, or are you just going for the 'experience'?
Hello James!Your opinion is very unusual but interesting at the same time.Thanks for your answer!
The only advice I have for recitals, auditions, competitions, is to choose repertoire that is 100% within your current technical level. How you play is just as important as what you play. One dicey spot can ruin your composure for the whole program. Remember that the worst possible thing that could happen is;-- Not winning.
Hi. I'd love to know what the competition is and what the program is. Anyway, my advice is to make sure you understand what the requirements are and feel free to contact the competition for clarification. Don't worry - they won't hold it against you. I've coached students for auditions who were afraid to ask. It's OK, it's not like a deep credit score search!
Overcoming nerves is such an important part of competition performance that it doesn't seem unreasonable for the first time you enter a given competition to be an experiment of sorts. You're learning the turf, so to speak.
I'm grateful for all the answers and advice!
Ideally, you'll want to have performed the entire program piecemeal over the years -- that nothing (or almost nothing) you're preparing on the program is something you haven't performed before, preferably several times.
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