Here is a wonderful new blog created by Claudia Friedlander called the Musical Exchange. She talks about the many aspects of auditioning for masterclass and young artist programs. Friedlander also addresses the hardships and payoffs of these programs, and your’s truly had the pleasure in being added to this specific article. I found it to be a very insightful read. She also gives a list of different musical educational programs towards the end. The following video is from Marilyn Horne‘s Masterclass series The Song Continues with world-renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz as my coach for that evening.