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Cellist Jerry Chang is bored in class due to the repetitive nature of his music. What’s the point in playing an instrument if he’s stuck accompanying Franklin, the uppity first violinist? Even the second violinist and violist, the pretty Pearson sisters, seem ready for a change in tune. When Jerry suggests they play a song by the Romantic composer Borodin, the girls jump at the opportunity. Can the trio overthrow Franklin from his musical throne as first chair? Or will he subject them to ongoing musical servitude for the rest of their collegiate career?
This musical short story is a prequel to Ashley Rescot’s music fiction novel A Change in Tune.
For other Belton University short stories, check out my collection: The Chronicles of Music Majors!