|Learn from critiquing recordings of yourself rather than from other people's comments||00h:00m:05s|
|Auditions build upon each other; preparation continues.||00h:00m:45s|
|Preparation time; building endurance; tapering||00h:01m:17s|
|Day of the audition: feel rested and "fresh" to play your best||00h:01m:50s|
Thomas Rolfs, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, talks about audition preparation
Thomas Rolfs is Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. He joined the BSO trumpet section in 1991, serving first as fourth trumpet and later as Associate Principal Trumpet. As a student, Mr. Rolfs was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1978, going on to earn his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He returned to Minnesota in 1986 for a five-year tenure with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.