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This Clarinetist’s Career Was Derailed by a Deleted Scholarship Letter

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Brianna Sacks, writing at BuzzFeed:

    Eric Abramovitz had been training for this moment for nearly his entire life: the opportunity to study under one of the best clarinet teachers on the planet, on a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious music conservatory in Los Angeles. […] What happened next, outlined in interviews and court documents filed in Abramovitz’s successful lawsuit against Lee, paint the picture of a promising “what if” life trajectory knocked off its rails by what a Canadian judge called “despicable interference” by a selfish girlfriend.

    This story is bonkers. I sent it to my violinist girlfriend and she read the entire thing slack-jawed.

  2. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    absolutely insane. I remember going for my doctorate and I was up for a full tuition plus living expenses assistantship. It was between me and one other guitarist and the other guy got it.. I was crushed for a long time from that.. I know how it feels.. if someone came to me now and said actually you got that and it was so and so that blocked you.. I couldn't imagine how upset I would be,
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  3. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    absolutely abhorrent behavior
  4. that's insane
  5. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

  6. marsupial jones

    make a bagel without the hole

    5 years until Hollywood turns this into a Best Picture candidate with Andrew Garfield
  7. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    That’s fucking insane. I got rejected from Colburn last year so this story really made me think haha
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  8. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    not nearly on the same level, but I missed out on studying abroad in Australia because the professor I needed to get approval from apparently “didn’t use email,” which I was not made aware of until a week after the deadline.
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  9. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    and folks act like im crazy for logging out and protecting my passwords obsessively
  10. Jared Luttrell


    What an insane story, I'm glad he was still able to make something of his musical career. I can't imagine he will actually see that money though, at least any time soon.
  11. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular Prestigious

    It's about a Jewish guy in Montreal, so of course, it'll be played by Jay Baruchel.