i hope your summer is going fabulously! i've been busy developing a clinic on the subject of audition preparation, and i'm delivering it 4 times in various parts of the world. the first class, for the wonderful students of the boston university tanglewood institute (BUTI) percussion department, was absolutely phenomenal.
if you're anywhere near the three remaining locations, please come and say hello! bring your audition preparation questions and i'll give you everything i've got.
- 6/28: tanglewood (done!)
- 7/08: south africa
- i'm currently smack in the middle of my amazing festival in south africa called the stellenbosch international chamber music festival. my class will be in fismer hall at the music conservatory of the university of stellenbosch from 3-4:30pm, south africa standard time.
- 7/16: new york city
- this will be my 3rd time (!) teaching at the juilliard summer percussion seminar. the class is from 3-5pm, eastern time, in room 309 at the juilliard school.
- 7/17: indiana university
- i'm so honored and excited to join the indiana percussion academy and workshop this year for the first time ever. my class will be from 10am-12pm.
- note: if you are interested in coming to this, please email me and i'll do my best. :-)
hope to see you there!
preparing for an audition?
here's the free 5-step guide to preparing for an audition. (and slow practice doesn't appear once.)
for any instrument.
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