: Have a little compassion. You want to put a
: timer on an 12 year old kid playing an
: audition for the first time? If he wasn't
: nervous before, you can pretty much
: guarantee he will be now. And if you call
: time on a student trying his best but nerves
: are getting the best of him, chances are
: that kid will never want to try that again.
: Do you really want to put a young student
: through that kind of experience?
: I think conversations at the region meetings
: about only taking students that are prepared
: is completely appropriate. I think all
: directors should put their students through
: a "pass off" type situation before
: the audition to make sure they are prepared
: and will have a good experience, and to save
: the rank from telling the student what the
: director should have.
: Don't take it out on the student because the
: director put them in a bad situation.
: Chances are if they showed up to the
: audition and are hacking through it, their
: director isn't working with them much or at
: all, and they are there of their own
: volition. We should give those students as
: much courtesy as possible to encourage them
: to keep trying.