• Your primary advisor for choosing a solo is your private teacher. If you do not currently study privately, ask your school music teacher for advice on solo selection
  • It is better to choose a less “flashy” solo and play it very well than to choose a more advanced solo and struggle when you perform it
  • Also, it is better to play a portion of your solo (e.g. the first half or two thirds or final half) in a refined, polished manner than try to play the whole thing at a lower level of preparation
  • An ideal solo will offer contrast between technically challenging and lyrical sections. If your solo doesn’t provide this type of contrast you may want to bring an additional selection that provides that contrasting content

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