Q&A with a Freshman in Cambiata

Jason Tuano

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Jason Tuano joined Cambiata after years of hard work and dedication to the violin. Usually, Orchestra players get accepted to Cambiata in their sophomore or junior year. Tuano auditioned in eighth grade and had been accepted to Cambiata as a freshman.

Q: Why did you decide to join Cambiata?

A: I wanted to play fun music and become a better player. This decision was on my own will. I decided to join early because I wanted to play in that Orchestra as soon as possible.

Q: What is your background on playing music?

A: I wanted to play the violin from the very start. I have been taking private violin lessons since I was seven years old, this is my eighth year of playing the violin. I enjoy playing the violin.

Q: How did you prepare for your Cambiata auditions?

A: I would spend about an hour of my day practicing for the audition music. Many of the notes and positions in the music were new to me. I would receive help from my violin teacher every week. It took me two to three months to play the violin decently. During the auditions, I would always be nervous in front of the crowd that watches. After I realized that I was accepted, I felt really happy and relieved that I had made it to Cambiata.

Q: What are some of your future goals in Cambiata?

A: Some of my goals are to become first chair violinist in the Cambiata Orchestra, make region and soon, state, then to play at a studio at Disney World. I want to play at Disney World because for one, Disney World is a fun place itself, and I would love to play their songs.

Q: Why is it so hard to maintain Cambiata as a freshman?

A: It gets hard at times to maintain Cambiata in the early part of my Kerr life because I am still adjusting to the Kerr life and this whole thing is new to me. The music that I play is a little bit complicated and requires more time to learn. It also conflicts my schedule because I have a lot of homework from other classes. Although, I try my best to squeeze my time between Cambiata and my schedule the best I can.