From September 2018 to February 2019 I was a scholarship holder in the Dual Orchestra Academy Thuringia. Even in this short time, I have been able to make many interesting and important experiences.
A very special highlight was the inclusion in the regular orchestra service in the Jenaer Philharmonie, with whom I was able to witness an impressive tour of China in December. The workshops offered me at renowned lecturers for example Kristin Guttenberg (mental audition training) or Anne Kussmaul (music moderation) a deeper understanding, not only in terms of practical orchestral playing. The lessons with the solo violist Christian Götz have prepared me optimally for the orchestral rehearsals and the auditions.
I can only heartily recommend the DOT to any music student, as they have a wealth of training opportunities compared to other orchestral academies and in particular, the fact that their fellows are employed in both a pure concert orchestra and a multipurpose venue particularly broad training concept.