Interview with uday - classical saxophone performance major - a 3rd year undergraduate
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I'm here with my friend with a So tell me about yourself. Where you from? What do you play? What? You're you eastman? I'm of it. What made you choose Eastman? For me, Eastman has always been a place with really, really good classical saxophonist. Not to say there are schools in the United States that also have really good Costco's excellence you spend is one of those schools. Eastern also has really good other musicians as well. Like my friend Fiona here is a fantastic French horn player among other fantastic potential players in the school, you can basically count on any musician at the school of being a very high caliber. That really contributes to my musical learning on a much higher level. So that's how you describe this student body as being high caliber or highly motivated. Yeah, it's really great to be surrounded by other students that air equally, if not more motivated than yourself. Oftentimes you won't really necessarily find that over Yeah, Very good. So the saxophonist here, they have a really tight studio. Yeah, actually, just an hour ago, I was at the weekly studio dinner with my fellow saxophonist. At least with the way classical saxophone is in the US A lot of times, people end up being very competitive with their peers and their colleagues with same studio. The studio has the great camaraderie that you don't really find that often I find that it helps with both learning and having a really good group of friends that you're gonna hold a fallback before that's okay. What ensembles are you in current? So currently I play in the Eastern when the trouble I'm playing the Eastman Saxophone Project and I play in my personal saxophone quartet. Previously, I've played in the Eastern Wind Orchestra, and I was a part of the Eastern jazz band for years. So in the S P s in sex, um, project tell me what instrument you play and then also in your cortex. So in the Eastman Saxon hundred, I played bass saxophone, which is it weighs about forty pounds, and it costs forty thousand dollars provided for by the school, of course. In my quartet play Sopranos accident, which weighs about four pound. Finally, what are the challenges that you've come across that here in Eastman and what are the best things as well? So definitely there's a lot of challenges being in music school threatening by other musicians personally. One thing that I really struggle with is the aspect of comparison. Obviously, being surrounded by so many other great musicians is fantastic and that you get to learn from so many other people. We're doing the same thing that you are, but also it's ah, very stressful things sometimes as you see other people that maybe working harder than you or they may be more successful than you. A lot of the times I find myself comparing myself to other people that may or may not be better than me or may not be more successful or whatever. So a lot of the times I have to tell myself that I'm on my own path and I want my own journey and everyone succeeds in their own go away and everybody makes problems in their own right. One of the things that really enjoy aside from the obvious, like playing music with like a really great friends and part of great ensembles. Is I personally in high school when I was part of the AP Music theory class in high school class, I really hated theory. I really hated all the associative like history, things and all the other music for free things that was required to do but the faculty and the curriculum. Policeman has made me really love music history in music theory, and I find that it's really helping me contribute to my musicianship overall, and it makes me more well rounded and accomplished musician having all this knowledge in my like my brain store that I could. Well, as always, nice talking to you and thank you for your input.