introducing the auditionhacker academy!

photo by  molly yeh  (obviously)

photo by molly yeh (obviously)

it's been a long time coming, but i am super pumped to announce my EPIC PROJECT!

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

last year, of course, i recorded delécluse: douze études for snare drum, i traveled to and visited jacques delécluse himself, and i held the #12daysofdelécluse.

well... this year is going to be even better. like WAY better. i can't wait.



i want to help you master auditions.

here's my mission: if you love performing music enough to make it your career, you're going to have to audition and get a job. and if that describes you, then i have so much personal empathy towards you, because that was me, too. but I also know the incredible weight bearing down on you: audition struggles. i want to help you barrel through whatever's standing in between you and your dream orchestra job.

when i was a student, i wanted to learn the beginning-to-end, step-by-step audition preparation process. but lessons are so short and busy, and you have to learn such a variety of things that you never end up learning that methodology. you learn great little tidbits here and there, but it's not the full picture.

and so, because i’m an obsessive, driven, and project-oriented person, i've created methods and simple, easily adaptable instructions over the years to do basically any part of the audition process. and i'm going to teach you ALL ABOUT IT! 

some of the highlights? well, in one of my upcoming online courses (which will be FREE), i'll talk about what a winning audition sounds like. and to illustrate it, i'll play you a recording of my winning audition round at the MET. cool, right? i think so, too. 

here's some cool stuff that's part of the school:

  1. videos!

  2. online courses!

  3. lots of downloads!

  4. the auditionhacker facebook group: a place to talk about auditions!

  5. and other stuff, too!

these are from videos! photo by rory mcguinness.

these are from videos! photo by rory mcguinness.

oh my gosh, i can't wait. remember to sign up!

Audition cheat sheet

looking for an audition breakthrough? 

here's my 5-step guide to constructing your preparation process and optimizing it for maximum results for any instrument.

rob knopper

hailed by @nytimes and james levine as needing 'louder triangle notes'. recorded delécluse: douze études for snare drum, percussionist in @metorchestra.