CMS Faculty Member Launches Online Audition Guide | Webster University

CMS Faculty Member Launches Online All-State Band Audition Guide

all-state band audition guide logoSeptember 1, 2019

CMS faculty member Tyler Vahldick (low brass) has partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website with video links that show students how local professionals prepare and execute the All-State Band audition études. Through this site, Mr. Vahldick can walk students through each required étude and every aspect of their technical, musical and mental preparation, and he'll provide insight into what to expect on the day of the audition and in the weeks leading up to it. 

"I’m truly thankful and humbled by my Kansas City Symphony, St. Louis and UMKC colleagues who took the time to practice and record for this project. It’s a rare opportunity to be able to watch and listen to these world class musicians 'audition' live, just like you will for All-District, All-Suburban, and All-State this December. I take great pride that I went through the Missouri All-State Band audition process all four years of high school, and I've found that the personal gains I made in the process have continued to benefit me throughout my career. I hope the same will be true for you!" - Tyler Vahldick, creator

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