This past week, I had the opportunity to interview two member’s of CMU’s orchestra and learn of the daily amount of effort needed to perform in CMU’s orchestra (or in the case of one interviewee, to technically still be part of the orchestra, but not actually allowed to perform).

I interviewed assistant principal cellist James Alexander, in addition to the tuba player, Drew Jones. The pair shared the daily amount of practice and weekly amounts of rehearsal required to put on a show, like they did on Nov. 11 at the Staples Family Concert Hall.