a five minute audition could be worth five million dollars.

winning an orchestra job means a life in music. it means a salary and a career of musical fulfillment.

it also means going head-to-head against the most formidable competitors on your instrument. auditions are the olympics of classical music.



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do you shake in auditions from nerves? do you
struggle under pressure with fine details
like rhythm or intonation?

i've struggled with every part of the audition process, and i've personally overcome each one to win a coveted job in the metropolitan opera orchestra.

with the right work ethic and preparation methods, i truly think anyone can win an orchestra job like mine.


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i write about audition preparation for the keen and motivated musician. get started with these posts.

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the auditionhacker academy is an online school that helps you barrel through whatever's standing between you and your dream orchestra job.

the complete training course

the free mini-course

if i could go back in time, this is what i would teach myself.

learn why anyone can advance at an orchestra audition, the 3 vital phases of audition preparation, and listen to the recording of the final round of my winning met orchestra audition.

how to prepare for an audition from the day you get the list until audition day.

build a complete, end-to-end audition preparation process designed to achieve maximum yes votes in every round. conquer nerves and gain confidence so you can play anytime, anywhere.

a complete 8-module curriculum

a 3-part video course

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audition preparation is better together.

the auditionhacker alliance is a facebook group where keen and motivated musicians band together to help each other achieve our common goals, like overcoming audition struggles and winning an orchestra job.

this group is designed to surround you with people who are just like you.

these are people who have gone through their own struggles, who know what it's like, and who can help you with
whatever you're working on right now.

this is a community.

4,400 strong.

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bring auditionhacker to your practice room with these downloads.

learn what it takes to be a professional musician.

from time to time, i create valuable, premium resources and then give them away for free.

i've created checklists, cheat sheets, and downloads to keep you on track. i've interviewed principals of major orchestras to give you an insider's look into the world of professional orchestras.

i've collected them all in one place. right here.

so go ahead. dive in.