Tuesday, September 17

I passed phase 1 of #MoTab Auditions

I got a letter today addressed from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I was bracing myself for rejection... since the last time I opened a letter like this was for Stanford.

No rejection. Just a congratulations and invitation to move on to round 2 of the audition - a music skills and theory test.

Ironically, this morning I called the choir office to see when they were sending out letters. Their answer, before I could ask, was that they were sent out yesterday. The mail came early today.

It was so early that when I followed the directions and called to reserve a loaner copy of the textbook used for the test, the people at the choir office were taken aback. Yes, I did get my letter today. The postman may sometimes mix up my address, but this one was definitely right.

As a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir I think you're set apart as a missionary for the Church - to share the gospel through music. You know the feeling when you're putting in your mission papers and going through the pieces before they issue a call? That's my feeling right now. I hope they call me on a mission.


  1. Very exciting! It is my understanding that making it through any of the selection processes is quite impressive. Way to go!

  2. Awesome! I hope it all works out for you. My aunt sang with the MoTab for 20 years and loved every bit of it. Good luck on the test!

  3. MoTabbers are indeed set-apart missionaries. I'm in the Bells on Temple Square (BOTS) and it's wonderful. I wish you success in your audition!

  4. Congratulations!! That is really quite impressive! I'm looking to get my trumpet back in playing condition and audition for Orchestra on Temple Square!

    You're awesome!!

  5. Congratulations David! Study away! (And would you please share with me the name of that textbook so I can start improving my theory and sight reading skills? I would love to go on this mission too someday, but I know that part of it will be my biggest challenge :-) )


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