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University viola student here and I found we actually happen to have mutual friends on Facebook LOL. Music world is small. Anyways I wanted to ask some things about what you listen for during auditions. I’ve heard many things from my teachers and other musicians who have been on the audition panel about what THEY listen for but haven’t heard all that much about what the conductors themselves are looking for.

-What can make an audition positively stand out from the rest?

-Are there any automatic giveaways that someone auditioning has what you are looking for or vice versa? And how long do you have to listen for you to know?

Edit: One more question- Best viola joke you know?