Amanda Schmitz
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  • Endicott, NY
  • United States
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Emily Glazier replied to Amanda Schmitz's discussion Musician Injuries - Making it Tough to Play in Orchestra in the group Orchestra
"Eating a raw food diet has helped a lot of people with all sorts of ailments. One of the instances that comes to mind is a girl that held a raw food class that I went to once. Here is a quote of her's that I found on her website,…"
Jun 11, 2013
Nikki Pet replied to Amanda Schmitz's discussion Musician Injuries - Making it Tough to Play in Orchestra in the group Orchestra
"Last year I experienced similar issues with my wrists and finger joints. I completely stopped playing for about a month or so, and that seemed to make it better, but the several doctors I went to couldn't find anything noticeably wrong (like…"
Jun 8, 2013
Kenton Campbell replied to Amanda Schmitz's discussion Musician Injuries - Making it Tough to Play in Orchestra in the group Orchestra
"I'm sorry that you're experiencing so much pain. =( Try looking into this therapy called Alexander Technique. A few friends of mine who were experiencing some discomfort or tension whenever they played took Alexander Technique classes and…"
Jun 8, 2013
Amanda Schmitz replied to Amanda Schmitz's discussion Musician Injuries - Making it Tough to Play in Orchestra in the group Orchestra
"I was suggested that I just continue to work on some strengthening exercises - assuming that I somehow have been losing strength in my back, shoulders, and arms. I've also been recommended to try Yoga or even Feldenkrais - both of which I have…"
Jun 7, 2013
Amanda Schmitz added a discussion to the group Orchestra
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Musician Injuries - Making it Tough to Play in Orchestra

Does anyone have a musician injury they would like to discuss here?I am going into my sophomore year of college (music school) and pain is becoming unbearable. It is a shame that it hurts to do what I love. For two years in high school, I suffered from unknown wrist and hand pain. I had to take frequent breaks from playing and always take pain medication. I went to hand therapy which did not help much. After working on technique my first year of college, much of the pain went away in my wrists…See More
Jun 7, 2013
Amanda Schmitz commented on Carnegie Hall's group Orchestra
"I wish so badly now that I am not "too old" to audition. I should have just auditioned anyways, because it would have been my last opportunity, as I turn 19 this summer, and I am not technically a performance major in school. (I saw the…"
Jun 7, 2013
Amanda Schmitz commented on Carnegie Hall's group Orchestra
"Hi guys. I was planning to audition for NYO-USA 2013 but had too much going on and decided not to. I'm a music education major at Ithaca College; a violist. I play in the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony…"
Jun 7, 2013
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"I ended up not auditioning for NYO-USA last minute. Too much was going on my freshman year of college. (Speaking of Carnegie Hall.)"
Jun 7, 2013
Amanda Schmitz replied to Carnegie Hall's discussion National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in the group Youth Orchestra
"Hope I get in - sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime!"
Jul 7, 2012
Amanda Schmitz commented on Carnegie Hall's group Youth Orchestra
"Hey guys! I'm now graduated from high school as of June, but I was a part of the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra for 6 years. Who else is auditioning for NYO-USA?!?"
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I am a:
Student
My school is:
Ithaca College School of Music
My other school or arts organization is:
American Viola Society, National Association for Music Educators, American String Teachers Association, Endicott Performing Arts Center, New York State Summer School of the Arts, Hanyang International Summer School
My style(s) of music:
Classical, Jazz
I am interested in:
Music Theory, Performing
My musical instrument(s):
Saxophone, Viola
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
Alternative and jazz music
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Yuri Bashmet, Sarah Chang, William Primrose, Yo-Yo Ma, Lillian Fuchs, and others
More about me:
Music Education major at Ithaca College. I've played viola for almost eleven years and saxophone for ten years. Viola is my primary and major instrument of study, while I still love to jam on the saxophone with some jazz!

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At 7:38pm on July 7, 2012, Evan Taylor said…

Hi there Amanda! Welcome to the community! We are glad to have you. Be sure to check out the Jazz group when you get the chance. I think you'd like it there!

 
 
 

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