“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!)
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.
today’s new video is about 5 steps to prepare for college auditions this fall.
GET TO WORK.
lots more info and my college audition checklist at robknopper.com/collegeauditions.
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.
today’s blog is the story of 3 students who won life-changing auditions at three different levels: conservatory, an orchestra academy, and a professional orchestra.
audition nerves happen to everybody. here’s why they happen and how to fix them, with performance psychologist noa kageyama.
a 3-step process to create a detailed plan for your audition prep so you can be thorough and confident on audition day.
how to know if you’re doing all the right things each day