On Amateurs

By Emily Hogstad Thursday night rehearsal. I'm in a small room with twenty other string players,¬†members of my local amateur string orchestra. I'm rehearsing a solo of the Piazzolla¬†Oblivion. I shake my wrist out. I've got jitters for no reason at all. *** Adult amateur musicians are almost universally embarrassed to play in front of … Continue reading On Amateurs