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    Michael Sanchez
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    • Contribution Score 567

    I remember the best memory I have as a young musician is when I was first chair all four years in my high school orchestra. I was the only guy in orchestra and although I probably didn’t appreciate it as much I should have, I was a pretty lucky guy! This experience really helped me build passion for the violin that ultimately led me to where I’m at now with making violin my primary career. What are some things you guys remember as young musicians?

    #3508

    Tracye
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    • Contribution Score 91

    I was never a “musician” but I remember how much I loved sitting at my grandmothers piano as a very young girl and playing simple Christmas songs.

    #3510

    Meg
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    • Contribution Score 41

    Spending two summers in my high school years playing cello at the Aspen Music Festival with Walter Trampler (famous violist) as our ensemble coach. It was a fun time and a beautiful location.

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    Michael Sanchez
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    • Contribution Score 567

    Thanks for sharing guys!

    #6114

    ViolinGuy2000
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    My fondest memory as a young player? That would have to be when I entered the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra at age 11. It was a fantastic experience, and continues to be this day!

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    Celia Levy
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    • Contribution Score 48

    My first memory as a musician was sitting at the piano and learning Old MacDonald by ear when I was 2 years old than my other favorite memory is learning the song Air by J,S. Bach on the violin by ear myself.

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    Scott Adams
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    • Contribution Score 90

    Some of my favorite memories from being a young musician were when the solo/ensemble competition came around each year. Most years I would be the violist in a string quartet or trio. Those were times I’d get the chance to learn more about other players I didn’t spend time with the rest of the year. I also developed a love for the intimacy of chamber music that I still hold today.

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    msplumuniq
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    • Contribution Score 13

    I’m by far a “professional,” I’ve mostly played in churches all my life. I began at 9 learning the violin. I remember one time when our local paper advertised for musicians for orchestra when I was about 18 (1978). It didn’t pay, but was for the experience. I found out they were going to be playing in a huge Catholic church for a concert. I don’t remember what position I had, (I know it wasn’t first), but I loved the experience. It was great fun!

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    jewel1949
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    • Contribution Score 26

    Two fond memories: I am the 3rd oldest of 10 children. WE all played different instruments. Fondest memory was playing together with my brothers and sisters and performing for our grandparents during each holiday. I usually did the singing even though I was learning to play the piano. 2nd fond memory was receiving the John Phillip Sousa award my senior year in high school. During high school I played the French Horn.

    #15809

    Mitchell
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    • Contribution Score 2

    I remember playing with my grandpa in the early 2000’s. I didn’t know what I was doing at all but it was a blast and one of my favorite memories!

    #16215

    Prog1
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    • Contribution Score 28

    6th grade talent show, did okay.

    #16225

    HDuaneaz
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    • Contribution Score 99

    My mother and grandfather played the violin together, and I will never forget when my mother told me the story of the C-fly. My grandfather was giving her a lesson, and he told her a particular note she was playing was way off. She pointed the bow to it to show him which note she was playing, and suddenly it flew off.

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    HDuaneaz
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    • Contribution Score 99

    As for me, every memory of playing in the orchestra was a dream come true.

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    Suzanne Cox
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    • Contribution Score 76

    I loved playing music with my brother and sister. We played regularly at church and around the community. We had plenty of “music fights”, just because siblings will be siblings, but I think some of our best memories were made sharing music together. Our moments to play together have become almost non existent since my sister lives out of the country and I moved out of state.

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