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Dealing With Envy As a Musician

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side

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Envy is a b*tch.

We’ve all been there. There was always the kid in school who got 99.9% in all their classes and the other kid who won first place in all the track and field events. In a musical context, this would extend to people who win many solo competitions or orchestral auditions.

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Stories about a violist’s experiences in both music school and the professional world.

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Viola Geena

Viola Geena

Formerly Viola Altiste. Canadian writer who happens to be a violist in a symphony orchestra. All opinions are my own. Twitter: @violageena

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