BTS Episode 6 - Billy Hunter

JT and Matt speak with Billy Hunter, Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Billy Hunter, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra talks about his “audition sweep” after New World Symphony with his three back to back to back wins with Grant Park, Baltimore Symphony, and finally with the Met. He talks about how important your reputation is in the music world and what NOT to do, as well as how to prepare and perfect your craft like a professional athlete -- when talent can only take you so far.

Billy wraps up discussing how important the screen is and how it removes implicit bias. Plus, the tenure process:  it’s flaws, and suggestions on how we can all help to fix it.

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