i interviewed jake nissly of the SF symphony for today's video! it’s all about how to take musical risks in auditions, and i also ask him how he won 3 principal auditions in a row.
why you can’t let these ‘limiting beliefs’ stop you from auditioning.
how tom reaves went from never advancing to audition machine.
why you can't afford to "wait until you're ready" to start taking auditions.
have you ever experienced being unprepared for orchestra? (you don’t have to answer that.)
a few considerations when choosing your college if you eventually want an orchestra job
i'd like to invite you to step into rob's practice room, aka my new youtube channel!
and 20 mock audition stress-inducers
two resolutions, a new course, better videos, and an announcement! let's do this, 2017.
and 14 other german audition questions, answered.
you should consider auditioning for a german orchestra. here's how it works, according to tom greenleaves, timpanist of the gewandhaus orchestra.
whatever you do, the committee's listening. :-O
auditioning is the same as an election, sort of. so, in a hypothetical world where hillary and bernie are both auditioning for an orchestra, who wins the job?
freelancing is a great way to do it, and my buddy seth knows a systematic way to get gigs.
the list isn’t out yet. what should i do?
i’ve been collecting all my lesson and practice notes into one system forever. here’s what it looks like.
it’s like hitting command-save after each practice session.
and other insights into how jeremy epp, principal timpanist of the detroit symphony, prepared for his auditions
he must be doing something right.
and how many can i get away with before it’s too late?
two super important ways to stand out among a competitive field of players
how audition jurors listen to and vote during orchestra auditions
a 4-step guide on preparing for an audition on short notice.
you didn't get cut because the committee "was looking for a machine."
it's called the 'peaks and valley's exercise, and it's awesome.
the 4 considerations that’ll make or break your college decision (and the rest of your life)
the biggest adjustment i encountered going from student to professional.
a strategy to simplify your preparation and get the most out of every (precious!) minute of practicing
4 years, 5 months, 26 days, and about 21 hours ago, i won a spot in the MET orchestra. 15 minutes before that, i flipped my recorder on, threw it in my bag, and got the whole thing on tape.
the pros and cons of beta blockers. an (epic) interview with dr. wanda filer, president of the american academy of family physicians