"Just to play perfectly is only 50 or 60% of the job, and you now need to communicate something else." -- Jan Wagner
Dr. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor of the iconic Eastman Wind Ensemble and chair of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School of Music gives his advice on auditioning behind a screen and performing for an audience. We have listed 14 key takeaway points, a transcript of the interview, and a link to the YouTube video.
This is the first transcript of three that we will publish covering our interview with Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Mary is a classical trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner. In this part, we discuss Mary’s first notes in music, her path to becoming a soloist, and overcoming a major lip injury.