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The Problematic Nature of University Orchestras

Are they glorified youth orchestras or a professional training experience?

A picture of a music stand on a stage. There is a cello on the ground by the music stand. In the background, there is a bass set down on the ground as well as a few wooden chairs.
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Even though I have an orchestral career now, university orchestra was my nemesis.

You’d think that if I aspired to be an orchestral musician, I’d want to get the most out of my…




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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