“kick my ass.”
that’s one of the first things that tom reaves, one of my students, told me when we first spoke. i was like, “YES. AWESOME.”
backstory: he had never advanced at an audition. he was struggling with his preparation and not seeing the results he wanted.
i really did kick his ass.
so, starting with lesson #1, i really did kick his ass. tom is an awesome student...he’s willing to try anything and he’ll get really intense about it. he soaked up new information like a sponge, and over the course of about a year, he really became an audition machine.
and…yeah. he had some huge success recently. it’s great.
i brought him “into” the auditionhacker studios so he could explain to you exactly how he transformed his audition process.
want to nail your next audition?
here's the 5-part audition preparation method i used to win a job at the MET orchestra.
(for any instrument!)
mock auditions are an essential part of the audition preparation process. but just doing mocks isn’t going to solve all your problems.
it’s all in the details. exactly how you carry out a mock audition will affect what kind of performance benefit you see from it. today’s video is about 3 of the most common mistakes that i see musicians make in mocks.
and why taking fewer auditions, not more, can work.
sometimes it takes an odd strategy to prepare and win one of the biggest timpani auditions on earth.
a truly devastating audition can lead to a truly meaningful audition pivot.
what gives you a better shot of passing the tape round of an audition: sending in an all-natural, unedited tape, or doing some editing and submitting an artificially enhanced tape? and if you do edit your audition tape, is it cheating?
did you know that 12-year-olds in new york city prepare for a test more methodically than most musicians prepare for professional auditions?
our brand new one-week mini-course is live. here’s the entire first training video, called 'how to make your audition preparation plan.’
attending orchestra concerts is something that, over a period of years, can transform the way you speak the language of music.
the only way to earn a spot at the best conservatories and music schools is to start early, work hard and be super, unbelievably prepared at the audition.
guys… welcome back. the first auditionhacker video of the year is out today and it’s about how to restart your practice routine for the year.
our met season is starting TOMORROW, and i’m learning music to record for future videos. i need to practice smart so i don't suck too much.
i broke down the process into 3 steps so you clearly understand how to do it for yourself for this year.