How does one get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. As musicians we've all heard it, but never, ever did I think I'd get there. What an experience!
When I was in Nashville last year at the Fine Arts Summer Academy with the Annie Moses Band, they mentioned that there would openings available to come and play at Carnegie with them in January 2012. Of course, my first thought was "Uh, I need to do that." I came home from the Academy, and life got crazy at work and I ended up quitting my job and looking for a new one, etc. So, my audition tape was sent in about one month later than the deadline. I didn't hear anything for a month, and then got this email:
Annie and Gretchen
Hard at working during dress rehearsal.
The hall was of course, amazing.
It was also a pleasure to be conducted by the famous Camp Kirkland again, the father of church orchestrations!
The front liners: Benjamin, Alex, Annie, Gretchen, Camille
Camp and our producer, Roy Hayes
Alex, Berklee, and Miss Robin
Time for the real thing!
I can't even describe how amazing this was!
Annie giving this gentleman his first violin lesson and solo at Carnegie!
This is the whole crew!
And time for a little party at the end!