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Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst

November 14, 2009
Here are a few pictures of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Conservatory for Music and Performing Arts) in Frankfurt. 

the foyer outside the Kleiner Saal

outside the Kleiner Saal looking toward the main entrance

just inside the main entrance

exploring the horn room for the first time

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How I came to Germany

November 10, 2009
In November 2008, during our weekly horn and piano masterclass, a man came into the room looking for a horn player for a gig that weekend.  I shrugged my shoulders saying I was available.  Three days later I was sitting on the tour bus with a Russian orchestra on my way to the concert when the girl sitting next to me smiles and asks shyly, "sprichst du Russisch?"

That was my first gig in Germany.  I had moved to Frankfurt a few weeks before, not knowing a single person, a word of the language...
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Catherine Eisele After being asked many questions about studying outside the US, Catherine has decided to answer them in a way that can help other interested musicians. Please send her specific questions if you wish.

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