Maybe it's just me, but it seems like no-hires have become far more frequent post Covid. Does anyone collect data on this?
What if we all just stopped showing up to an orchestra that doesn't at least offer a trial?
I've been to 3 auditions in the last year alone that resulted in no-hires. Thousands of dollars and hours wasted for these. It seems like we have no recourse, outside of sitting back and taking the complete lack of respect and consideration.
Auditions are so unrelated to the ability to perform a job. Orchestras shoot themselves in the foot by not testing players in real situations.
I have a running list of orchestras I refuse to audition or work for now because of consistent no-hires. What would they do if no one applied anymore?