welcome to the auditionhacker academy.
the auditionhacker academy is an online school that helps you barrel through whatever's standing between you and your dream orchestra job.
hi, i'm rob.
10 years ago i was trying to figure out what to do after high school, but now i play percussion with the greatest orchestra on earth: the met orchestra. before that, i studied at juilliard and i was a fellow in the new world symphony. i consider myself to be unbelievably lucky.
before i got my job at the met, i failed my way through years of unsuccessful auditions and rejected applications.
my goal with this blog is to reach keen and motivated musicians like yourselves and help you get where you're going quicker and smarter than i did.
the 12 days of auditions
every day for 12 days before my online mini-course comes out, i'm releasing a video that covers a different topic on how to take auditions. it's called the twelve days of auditions, and here's what you can check out right now:
can you slam together two trash can lids and make a beautiful sound? welcome to crash cymbals. here’s how to practice cymbals to stop getting air pockets and ugly crashes.
it’s so annoying when you’re trying to get a piece ready for your lesson or for an audition and there’s one part of it that seems impossible.
stick control and the rudiments have never fixed my snare drum problems. this is the 60 minute(ish) snare drum warm up that actually works.
if you’re the person who practices the MOST, does that mean you’re gonna win your next audition?
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.
so…one thing i’m terrible at (and not really ashamed to admit it) is independent rolls on marimba.
why you can’t let these ‘limiting beliefs’ stop you from auditioning.
why you can't afford to "wait until you're ready" to start taking auditions.
first, check out the way i won my job in the metropolitan opera orchestra.
it's the audition cheat sheet, which is a 5-step guide to constructing your preparation process and optimizing it for maximum results.
next, join the auditionhacker facebook group
it's a place to talk about auditions, for any instrument.