Write a letter of application to the orchestra. In the letter:
– Introduce yourself and your instrument of choice
– Explain how your credentials make you a good candidate
– Express your enthusiasm for music
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing in response to the advert placed in The Times regarding the various available positions in the Urmston Festival Orchestra. My name is Peter Bedfellows, I am a pianist, and I’ve been a resident of Urmston for over four years.
I was most recently involved with the Barcelona symphony orchestra, with which I performed on a regular basis for over nine years. Although I lack formal training, I have been practising piano for almost two decades, and have recently mastered such pieces as Prokofiev’s third sonata. I would be happy to perform for a judge or panel whenever is convenient for you.
My wife and I left Barcelona to be closer to her family, who sadly refuse to leave Urmston, but I must continue with my music career; it has been my only passion since I was seven years old.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this further in person.