Tuesday, September 23, 2008

For years, years!, I've wished I knew a cellist that could play with me. But somewhere along the way, I decided finding one to play my kind of music would be too difficult. Someone once told me a cello player would need things scored, or written out, because they're "classical" players. I naively believed they were right.

But somehow, I got the wild hair, at a certain point, to start looking for a cellist. I put an ad. up on the SMU bulletin board, and posted something on Craigslist. Pretty quickly, my ad got answered by 4 or 5 cellists and I set up "auditions" with them.

They were all really talented, and I felt pretty confident in all of them. (By the way, I didn't write out anything for any of them, and they're all classical players, so apparently, my advisor had been wrong.

I did, of course, have a favorite of the several that I met. She seemed to be the most into it- for reasons other than money! And I just had a gut instinct that she was the one I was suppose to choose.

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