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Monday, September 11th, 2006

Subject:Signed Band w/ WARNER BROTHERS Distro seeks VIOLINIST
Posted by:iheartkenlay.
Time:5:42 pm.
I am sure some of you have seen this add up before, here we go again. People tend to join our band for all the right reasons without realizing they will be busy. So off the bat if you think you can only handle 2 shows a month, this is not for you. For those of you who want to Tour the Entire USA and UK, and find it appealing to have your Album in Every Store in America, this is for you.

We are Kiss Kiss

- We are Signed to a Large Indie Label
- We Have Distribution through WARNER BROTHERS/ADA
- We do Full National Tours in the USA and soon The UK
- We're in the process of Making a Video for our Single "Satellite"
- We have a Booking Agent
- We are Playing this Years CMJ music Festival
- We have played SXSW and Will Again next year
- We are currently in talks w/ Managers
- We are now preparing publicists with the soon to be release of our 1st Full Length Album. "Reality Vs The Optimist"
- We currently have our EP in Most US stores through Lumberjack Distribution ( Go to any Tower Records, it should be there. )

Our music is a creative twist on Pop, using Middle Eastern Scales, and Odd Time Signatures. Our Songs are accessible, but not ordinary. We have a growing fan base in The North East and Mid West, after a 2 month tour this summer we planted some seeds on the West Coast and South West as well.

We have a Tour in the Works for Our Albums Soft Non Retail Release This November where we will hit Key Markets in the North East, and we will have a Full National Tour in February of 2007 in support of the Actual US release. The tour will include a 5 day stop at SXSW in Austin Texas.

We are looking For Female/Males
Ages 20-26
Backing Vocals are a plus.
You must be Honest, Creative, Good in Groups, and Willing to Tour.

Here are some Links to Our Music and Record Label etc:




Thank you so much for your time.
This is a serious Project with a good hand of Cards in place.
We are good people and we like Hot Dogs.
Drop me an email if you are interested and we can set up an audition.

Thanks Again.
JOSH/Kiss Kiss
Comments: Ready to audition?.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Posted by:xmaterialgirlx6.
Time:11:12 am.
hey guys!! i just got my new violin yesterday and im deciding on what to name it, and wanted some help (hahah i get so excited with this stuff) im thinking STELLA or LUNA ...tell me which you like, or if you have any other names for me..im not so creative.

Comments: 2 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Subject:Signed/Touring Band Seeks VIOLINIST
Posted by:iheartkenlay.
Time:3:00 pm.

We are Kiss Kiss
We are signed to EYEBALL RECORDS
We are Distributed Through w/WARNER BROTHER RECORDS
We have 2 Booking Agents, And a 3 Month National Tour This Summer!
We have 1 CD in stores, 2nd to Follow Sept. 2006

Our songs are Catchy and asseceable but w/
Odd meter,
Eastern Scales and Modes,
Maticulous Arrangment.

We are looking for a Violinist Male/Female
Ages 20-28

Please feel Free to listen to our MP3's here:
If you are interested please email us here:

Thank you so much for your time.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Comments: Ready to audition?.

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Posted by:xmaterialgirlx6.
Time:9:26 pm.
tomorrow im playing my winter concerto! thanks for all the advice for my nerves<3 i'll tell everyone how it goes :)
Comments: 1 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Posted by:xmaterialgirlx6.
Time:3:47 pm.
i'm being featured with my school orchestra in about three weeks playing my winter concerto and im starting to freak out alittle. its going to be in front of a few hundred people, and i always get really bad stage fright. i'll be fine until im up on the stage when i have to walk out by myself, and then my heart starts to pound, knees shake, palms sweat, im sure you guys know the deal.

can you give me any advice/tips/ and tell about any experiences with a first huge performance?? i've played at tri-m recitals and done solos, have done lots of auditions, and have been parts of lots of orchestras but this one will put the icing on the cake. i've never done anything this big with so many people watching and such a huge solo.

Comments: 1 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Posted by:lostsymphony9.
Time:7:51 pm.
Surely I can see that first chairs would have performed this music...I hope to God.

Alrighty. My family is in an incredibly tight spot financially now, which forces me to bum music of the internet. Does any one here have acces to the sheet music "Cello Concerto in C major" by Josheph Haydn, because I need the music for a conerto competition and I cannot buy it now. I am looking all over and I'd rather not ask my teacher, because...she's sort of dying. So if any one can hook me up with one of these three things

1)Haydn Cello Concerto in C
2)Lalo Cello Concerto
3)Saint-Saens Cello concerto
4)Dvorak cello Concerto
5)Shostakovich Cello Concert
6)Mozart Basson Concerto

It would be breatly appreciated, I would be willing to try and negotiate a trade.
Comments: 1 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Posted by:lostsymphony9.
Time:6:55 pm.
alrighty I've got my list of repetoire for the fall season for Empire State Repetory Orchestra, and the list is

Sheep may Graze Safely-Js Bach
Peer Gynt Suites I and II-Edvard Greig
La Forza Del Destino-G. Verdi
Symphony No.4-Tchaikovsky
Hungarian Rhaphsody No. 4-Liszt

any recoding sugesstions?
Comments: Ready to audition?.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Posted by:crimsonviolin.
Time:9:44 am.
hey guys, whats up
a friend sent this link to me early in the morning and i can tell you for a fact that i was wide awake the rest of the day
heres the link and please not its not for anyone who gets scared easy
and if im not allowed to post this tell me and i will delete it
Comments: 1 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Posted by:crimsonviolin.
Time:10:50 am.
hello everyone
I made an new AIM account
its on aol and its called

so let me know what your is and we can talk
Comments: Ready to audition?.

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Posted by:silkentone.
Time:10:31 am.
[Instrument(s)] Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Pan Flute, Piano. Mainly Flute, Pan flute is fun and beautiful to play, i dislike playign the piccolo because of the embouchure problems it sometimes causes with flute, and i only play recorder when it is absolutely necessary of me.
[How long have you played?] Flute-6 years, Piano-1 Year, Piccolo-2 Years, Recorder-2 Years, Pan Flute-1 Year
[Favorite composers] Faure, Satie, Hindemith, Hayden (String Quartets), Chopin, Taffanel, Gaubert, Douvernoy, Griffes, Edgar Varese
[Favorite soloist/orchestra] Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Phil. Soloist, Rhonda Larson
[Favorite setting to play in] Depends on what Im playing. I love playing the piano in a dark basement, playing schindlers list...lol, no laughing. Anything else with piano i love doing in a recital hall. Flute I love to play in an orchestra or ensemble or doing solo work for an ensemble. Pan Flute is wonderful to play outside. I despise the Recorder and piccolo, however.
[Favorite piece to listen to] Im going to say the cliched flute piece by chaminade-her concertino. its lovely. that and larsons armenian allure.
[Favorite piece to play]the chaminade, but that is too simple of a piece...Flight of the bumblebee, Andante Pastorale et scherztittino!
[Childhood aspirations] I wanted to be a chemist or a businessman/lawyer. what change, eh?
[Your aspirations as a musician] To complete the edudes on the Taffanel and Gaubert (i have 9 more, aye). To make first chair in the olympic conference honors band (currently no2), make first chair in all state and all south jersey, get accepted into julliard prep, get my bachelor of music degree(And eventually a PHd in performance), live happily as an orchestra performer after college, make some CD's, hopefully become a college professor of flute one day
Comments: 2 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Posted by:musicerra.
Time:12:18 am.
Ok so this is my first community that I have joined! It definately had to be a music one cause I am a huge orchestra geek!I love the cello!
[Name] Laura
[Instrument(s)] Mainly Cello, piano, handbells, organ
[How long have you played?] Cello-6 years, Piano-12 years, oragn- 2 years, handbells-9 years
[Favorite composers] Tchaikovsky, Albinoni, Rinsky-Korsakov, Rachmininoff, Handel, Popper, Veracini, Leanord Bernstein, Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy, Faure, Haydn, Lalo, Mahler, Prokofiev, Ravel, Shubert, Stravinsky, Wagner, Reineke, Vivaldi, Bach, Rebecca Clark, and hopefully me when I finish my symphony!...the list goes on...
[Favorite soloist/orchestra] New York Philharmonic, Columbia University Orchestra, Yale University Orchestra (especially the celli!) Soloist-Mark Tanner for his amazing Elfentanz!
[Favorite setting to play in] I love playing in orchestras they are so much fun! This is extending the meaning of "setting" but I saw a picture of a cellist at a waterfall playing on the rocks, and I've always wanted to play somewhere natural and secluded like that. Kind of like my own cello world!
[Favorite piece to listen to] Definately Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4 in f minor, Berstein's Candide(musical), Handel's concerto in G minor, David Popper's Elfentanz and Requiem, Veracini's Largo, Celebration Fanfare by Reineke, and so many more!
[Favorite piece to play]How can I choose! I finished about a month ago with Faure's Elegie and I loved that because it had so many different moods. But also my all state audition piece was Lalo's concerto in D minor and I loved that too!
[Childhood aspirations] I always wanted to be a doctor as a little girl and that has stayed the same but I want to add some things to it that deal with music.
[Your aspirations as a musician]There are so many. Let's see, I want to be principal cellist for allstate at least once. (I'm a freshman in highschool and I made it this year as seventh chair *out of fourteen* and I was really happy that I made it at all, let alone be in the middle of the section. My teacher thinks that I could definately be principal cellist for allstate though so now I have to practice really hard so I don't let him down!) I want to play Popper's Elfentanz because I just can't get over how insane that piece is. I'm writing my own symphony and when it's finished I'm hoping that I will be able to submit it into a composition contest and get some prize. I also, as I do pre-med, want to get in undergrad degree in cello performance.
Comments: 6 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Posted by:dragon_spirit.
Time:7:33 am.
Cattle call time! Moooooooooooooooooooo...

I'm auditioning for the national touring company of Les Miserables this morning. Wish me luck!
Comments: 6 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Posted by:musicforhim07.
Time:8:53 am.
I must share!! Just a few nights ago, I had the amazing opportunity to play with Yo-yo Ma!! He was playing at the Naples Philharmonic (incredible performance!) and my private cello teacher plays in the symphony there and she got me to meet him after the concert! Once I met him (wonderful nice guy!), he asked if I wanted to play something with him! I about peed in my pants! It was so exciting! The best moment in my life!!!
Comments: 6 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Subject:All State Bands
Posted by:bleu_fuzzy_bird.
Time:12:07 am.
For anyone that made all state bands and/or orchestras, fill this out, please. =D It's always good to know what other people got to play/sing.

Songs played:

(x-posted in a few other places)
Comments: 4 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Posted by:lemonmarcello.
Time:10:00 pm.
"English Horns are neither English nor horns. Discuss."
Comments: 3 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Posted by:lemonmarcello.
Time:8:58 pm.
I recently picked up Classical Music for Dummies at the library, and I am having a lot of fun reading it... I highly reccommend it to all ya'll (even if you're not a dummy... I'm not!). I'd like to share an excerpt of the chapter I just finished reading.

"Top Quotes by conductor Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985) was a famous conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Over the years, the orchestra's players kept track of his funniest utterances. Clearly, a conductor's actions are ultimately more important than his words.

'Who is sitting in that empty chair?'

'I guess you thought I was conducting, but I wasn't.'

'Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?'

'It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.' [I'm still trying to figure that one out.]

'At every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's clearly marked 80...er, uh, 69.'

'Did you play? It sounded very good.'

'If you don't have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.'

'We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.'

'With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.'

'Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it soft.'

'I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.'

'Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.'

'Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.'

'I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.'

'Relax. Don't be nervous. My God, it's the Philadelphia Orchestra.'

Conductors get better with age, all the way up to their final years. (Some musicians think that conductors even continue to improve after they die. At least, we think that's what they mean when they say, "The best conductor is a dead conductor.")"

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Posted by:lemonmarcello.
Time:9:05 pm.
[Name] Megan

[Age] 17

[Location] Issaquah (about 15 minutes east of Seattle, WA)

[Instrument(s)] Cello

[How long have you played?] 9 years

[Favorite composers] Oh man, are you serious? Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, Faure, Saint-Saens, etc...

[Favorite soloist/orchestra] Jacqueline DuPre/New York Philha-- I mean, the Seattle Symphony, of course.

[Favorite setting to play in] With any size group who is communicating perfectly and is really feeling the music, both technically and emotionally. I'd have to say that a string quartet is probably my favorite, though I really love orchestra as well.

[Favorite piece to listen to] Oh wow. Um... I love the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Borodin's Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Brahms' Symphony No. 1 (especially the fourth movement), Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, the Elgar Cello Concerto, Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Beethoven's Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 59... I could literally go on forever...

[Favorite piece to play] The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (not because it is particularly fun for the cello section, but just because it is so absolutely amazing), Brahms' Symphony No. 1 (the fourth movement is incredible when everyone is really into the music), the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, Beethoven's Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 59 (Especially Mvt. 1)... Actually, I have to say that I love playing almost any piece when everything just falls into place and everyone in the group is just having fun together.

[Childhood aspirations] To become a professional musician.

[Your aspirations as a musician] To major in music, go on to a conservatory and recieve a master's degree in performance, then become a member of a studio symphony which records scores for motion pictures.

Comments: 10 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Subject:Guardiamo un po...
Posted by:dragon_spirit.
Time:2:14 pm.
I just got cast as the mother in the SF Lyric Opera's production of Madama Butterfly!

This is the first time I've gotten a solo role in an opera, so I'm very excited!

Ironically, I think the woman playing Butterfly may be older than me. ;)
Comments: Ready to audition?.

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

Subject:Saw someone fill this out, thought I should as an introductery thing
Posted by:thebohoemo.
Time:7:00 pm.
[Name] Liland
[Age] 16
[Location] Jacksonville
[Instrument(s)] Violin
[How long have you played?] 12 years
[Favorite composers] I have many
[Favorite soloist/orchestra] Joshua Bell, Lucia Micarelli, Hillary Hahn, Vanessa Mae
[Favorite setting to play in] A crowded venue with people who are reeady to rock and roll~!
[Favorite piece to listen to] I have thousands
[Favorite piece to play] PUrple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
[Childhood aspirations] To be like my grandpa, who was in an orchestra
[Your aspirations as a musician] I'd love to play an orchestra, maybe become a soloist. I'd also love to be in a rock band! xD
Comments: 7 Are scared out of their minds. - Ready to audition?.

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Posted by:_towhateverend_.
Time:1:04 am.
I need to know if anyone knows what keys these are on the piano:


Not keys as in their name, but their numerical value. Say you start from the first key on the left of the piano, what keys would those be that are pressed down, if you counted 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc. Where would those fall out of the 52 piano keys?
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