Saturday, March 31, 2007

no speeches prepared, but...

I just won a job, section bass in the Calgary Philharmonic! I'm sort of in the ecstatic, wanting to tell it to the world stage at the moment - you, my blog readers, being the nearest thing I have to contacting the world directly. I'll definitely have lots more to write about it soon. Right now I just wanted to say:

Yay!

14 comments:

Spot said...

Congratulations! But could you find anywhere colder than Miami? :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Congratulations!! That's amazing!

-The same anonymous bass player that wished you luck in the previous post

Anonymous said...

You're livin' the life, Matt.

All the best,
Another Anonymous bass player

Jason Heath said...

Congrats, Matt! That is really excellent news, and it couldn't happen to a better person.

Welcome back to the world of snow.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Matt!!!

I am another bass player who has followed your pursuits for a while. I wish you all the best!! People with integrity and intelligence should have jobs in this world and I'm SO happy to know you (as a thinking intelligent bass player) have done just that!!

Be proud - you deserve it!!

Professional bass player elsewhere

Matthew Wengerd said...

Congratulations, Matt! Like JH said, welcome to the Frozen North. Oh, how I miss snow!

Anthony said...

Matt, that is SO GREAT!!!

We sure will miss you in Miami, but that is what New World is all about (and this world. right?). Best of luck, see you when you get back!

Anthony and Erin

Brian Roessler said...

Matt, congratulations! I've been reading your blog for a few months now, and I feel a vicarious pride and satisfaction in you winning. Great job!

Gabrielle said...

congratulations! you are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your appointment!

From an anonymous non-bass playing reader of your blog.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Matt

I'm a percussionist who stumbled upon your blog in referrence to Tom Freer, and I've been reading it since then. I just wanted to you to know it really filled me with joy to hear of your success.

Congratulations, again.

mkh said...

Congratulations, Matt! I've had my fingers crossed for you, and it will feel good to uncross them at last.

At least snow isn't unfamiliar to you. Why, in no time at all you'll be back into the parka habit.

Pattyoboe said...

I'm so happy for you ... congratulations! I hope you enjoy your new orchestra. Such wonderful news!

Gottagopractice said...

Congratulations, Matt. I love it when the good guys win... but whatever are you going to find to write about after the angst of auditions are over? I've been reading for a few months, and look forward to what you have to say next.

A non-anonymous ex-bass-player