I got called to substitute with the Houston Symphony this week! It's a really big deal for me. It will be a great chance for me to see what a typical week is like as a full time symphony musician. (And it will look great on my resume!) Today was the first day. I was up at 6:30 to practice and get ready for my 8 A.M. lesson, drove downtown, spent thirty minutes trying to park my car, rehearsed from 10-12:30, ate lunch with friends, rehearsed again from 1:45-3:45, and drove back to Rice for yet another rehearsal from 5-7. Twelve hours and I'd covered music from Mozart to Messiaen, and from Schubert to Saint-Saens. Now I need to practice for my morning rehearsal tomorrow. How much are they paying me?
4 hours ago