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North Carolina Symphony Acting Principal Clarinetist Sam Almaguer visited Greensboro and worked with several students on the materials for the upcoming 2nd/E-flat clarinet audition for the Charlotte Symphony. The clarinet studio has maintained an ongoing relationship with the clarinet section of the NCS: both Andrew Lowy (now with the LA Phil) and Mike Cyzewski gave classes in recent years. In particular, many students commented afterward about how helpful Sam’s¬†comments about general strategies for winning auditions were, describing how he schedules his preparation and how he works to sound creative and musically convincing.