“I was pretty positive that I wouldn’t make it, so I thought I would audition just for the experience. It obviously ended up being more than that. Its been cool to kind of break the mold, and to be a part of the legacy of women who paved the path for me to be here as well.
The biggest challenge has just been coming into this huge role as a rookie and not knowing anything. I’ve kind of learned the ropes the hard way. But my biggest advice to anyone auditioning is to not doubt yourself. I never thought I would be here back in December. A lot of it has been my willingness to come into a position where I don’t know everything, and learn from the people around me.”
- Claire Wilcox, Conductor: Phantom Regiment