9.22.22 Note

Dear Metropolitan Symphony Musicians,

We hope you had a productive and helpful session on Monday with your professional sectional clinician. From what we heard through the doors, it sounded like you were working hard digging into the many performance details of our challenging repertoire. We received positive comments from the clinicians about your engagement, effort, and responsiveness to their ideas. Thanks for a great session!

We know that sectionals aren’t the most ‘fun’ rehearsal of the cycle, but they sure are important. After you understand your part better, practicing at home is so much more productive. Sectionals also help you to learn things in our upcoming rehearsals together, too. That is the main purpose of the sectionals.

Now, the ball is back in your court! There are likely some spots you can’t play at tempo just yet. But hopefully, you now have a solid understanding of the work you need to do, so that our excellent Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will achieve its potential at our first performance next month. Thank you for continuing your work at home so we can take this music to the next level starting this coming Monday.

If you haven’t already listened to the music while following along with your part, this is the PERFECT week to do this (very important)! Here are those links we shared earlier:

Be sure you have a PENCIL in your MYSO folder. Having a pencil is as important as bringing your instrument to rehearsal! It’s absolutely critical orchestra ‘equipment.’

Have a great week!

Mr. John Emanuelson (JohnEmanuelson@myso.org)
Mr. Jon Winkle (winkle@uwm.edu)