Genius Project

2015 Mason Hill Studios


The first instruments were mostly for festivals, holidays, and funerals, but it wasn't until the 11th Century that instruments were created with different tones and octaves. In the late 15th and early 16th Century, instruments were widely used for opera, and some other things as well. Orchestras like our modern-day orchestras began in the late 16th Century, and began growing in popularity in the 17th Century.

Driving Question

Why is this job worth my while? Well, it is worthwhile because it is usually well-paying, fun, and I will get to hone my skills as a clarinetist.

So, how will you/I actually join an orchestra?

Well, I'll do all of dem steps that are under the text, so wait and see! >:]


Interview Process

Well, although it really depends which orchestra you're trying out for, they usually consist of you getting a piece a certain amount of time beforehand and performing that piece, and an actual interview before/after the performance, depending on the orchestra, and may include another step in that certain orchestra. It's also helpful to have experience In other orchestras and a degree in music.

Some Pros and Cons to Joining a Professional Orchestra

Well, this sounds COMPLICATED! How will you even DARE to attempt?

Well, it doesn't seem like it's complicated to me! I plan on joining a college with a major in music, and playing in amateur bands while doing this. After I get my degree (which I plan on getting my Master's), I'll try out for a professional orchestra near me to play in. TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW I AM NOT GOING TO TARLETON AS ANYTHING BUT A LAST RESORT.

If all of this actually works and I manage to get into one, then it will better my life by:

  • Giving a good salary
  • Making me not depressed
  • Allowing me to not feel like a lazy bum
  • Maybe more?

So, why say all of this?

I say all of this so that I have a brighter future ahead...

...That and I don't want a giant grade as a zero...


Teh Endin' I guess...