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Getting into the Community Spirit

For adult enthusiasts seeking to join a community orchestra, the audition process can be daunting, but preparation can help make it a painless experience

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How to Choose a Fifth Chamber Player

What to do when a quartet suddenly becomes a quintet

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How to Find the Right Chamber-Music Partners

Members of top chamber ensembles discuss a few good ground rules

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Fiddler Gets Her Groove Back in a 'Really Terrible Orchestra'

Adult enthusiast finds a safe place to play (not so) badly with others who play, well, (not so) badly!

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You, Too, Can Perform with the Mighty BSO

Adult enthusiasts dust off their fiddles as 'Rusty Musicians' performance series attracts 400 players

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Community College Orchestra Provides a Place to Play for All

On at least one Northern California campus, teens, adult enthusiasts, and veterans come together to study for their final—Bach, Shostakovich, and Schumann

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How to Regroup Following a Personnel Change

Tips on searching for a new member, interviewing candidates, and boosting public relations

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How to Match Instruments in a Chamber Group

When a Strad just isn't good enough. The pleasures and perils of adding a new instrument to a quartet

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