The past few days a violist has been blogging about his experience auditioning for Seattle Symphony - it is really interesting and he writes beautifully. His audition lasted three days and it was just depressing for me to think how far from that ideal *I* am as a player. I know that wasn't the point of his blog (just to depress me!) and I really am happy with where I'm at (for the most part); but as I prepare for the sub list audition I can't help but feel kinda inadequate. I think this piece should be required reading for any music majors out there - especially around here where we are so removed from the realities of competition.