wickedprickofthewest:

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GO WISH SARAH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY OR I’LL BE MAD AT YOU.

sarah-sings-her-life-away:

If I had to choose one thing about teaching that I am against, I would say the use of humiliation and singling out. Regardless of the situation, I never find it appropriate to call out students solely to embarrass them in front of the group or otherwise publicly call them out on doing something wrong. 

Sorry, not sorry. 

wickedprickofthewest:

DON’T FUCKING GO TO CLASS IF YOU’RE SICK. JUST DON’T FUCKING DO IT.

horn players be like

dennisbrain:

it’s not a ‘french’ fry

(via herecomesoboetreble)

Anonymous asked:
So I ended up not making the one of the extra University ensembles that I auditioned for, and I set up a meeting with the director in a few days to talk about my shitty audition and go over what I need to improve on for next year when I try out again. Some of my friends are like 100% against the idea, but what do you think? I'm not going in there to cry about it or beg for a spot, I am just genuinely curious about what I need to do to make it next year. Pleeeaaaseee help.

okay well first off, never say “talk about my shitty audition” because I’m sure it wasnt shitty. Secondly, there are a multitude of reasons that you may not have made an ensemble. A lot of times if it’s not required for your major, the directors will place those that the ensemble is required for, before non-majors, regardless. However, there is nothing wrong with discussing your audition with the director. Maybe there is something big youre missing that you need to work on. Wouldnt you rather spend the year preparing and kill your next audition, than barely get by and perhaps struggle to read with the ensemble (or whatever the issue may be)? 9 times out of 10, the director really does know best about their ensemble, but I really do encourage you to meet with him/her. If anything else, it shows your dedication and interest in being a part of it. Best of luck!

-Sarah

wickedprickofthewest:

Ever hear the pieces you’re performing in your college ensembles and you just know that one piece that’s going to make you cry every time you perform it?

Anonymous asked:
i have a big audition coming up and im kind of freaking out i dont know if i should do a pop song or a jazz song or a show song and what if i pick the wrong song? youre supposed to do a song that shows off your voice best but idk!! ugh im so stressed out about this do you have any tips??

well just figure out where your voice sounds the best! If your strength lies in your technique, you can pick something that will show that off. Likewise, if your strength is in your tone, you could pick something that would more suit that! You know your voice best, so I cant really choose for you! Just pick something youre confident with and your voice will shine (:

-Sarah