"I’ve been trying to get into a full time orchestra for the past 20 years. I’d guess I’ve been to over 200 auditions. It can be pretty heartbreaking. I tried out for the New York Philharmonic four times. One time I prepared three months for the Los Angeles Philharmonic audition, flew all the way across the country, and they cut me off after twelve seconds. But believe or not, I still have a certain amount of optimism about the process. And I think I’m getting better."
So, when people start saying “maybe you’re not doing the right thing” or “that’s an unrealistic goal” or whatever. maybe you have to take it on like, ”alright you’re saying that because maybe it is an unrealistic goal but i’m willing to gamble my time, the next couple of years of my life and my effort doing it” but I tell you what, the more somebody tells you this is an unrealistic goal, if you really want it, it probably means you have to work even harder to get it.