the auditionhacker hall of fame
since 2015, over 500 musicians have enrolled in auditionhacker academy courses,
and every year many win jobs in orchestras around the world.
i am so proud of our auditionhacker alumni.
so on this page i’d like to pay tribute to the musicians who have worked their ass off and achieved success.
where have auditionhacker alumni won auditions or advanced to finals?
who are our successful alumni?
below is a partial list of notable auditionhacker alumni who perform with orchestras around the world.
SARAH LEWIS, oboe
detroit symphony orchestra
“I strongly recommend Rob Knopper’s Audition Hacker Academy to anyone who is serious about wanting to win an audition. This course was exactly what I needed to put me on track with a specific plan to achieve my audition goals.
The research phase in particular helped me develop a deeper understanding of each excerpt, which allowed me to create an interpretation that I felt strongly about.
I’m so grateful that I enrolled in this course, because it helped me win the 2nd oboe audition in my hometown orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra!”
- Sarah Lewis
SAM ROSS, clarinet
the president’s own marine band
AMAL GOCHENOUR, piccolo
baltimore symphony orchestra
JONATHAN REED, double bass
grand rapids symphony orchestra
MATT ERNSTER, percussion
KBS symphony orchestra
check out this video in which matt discusses his experience:
STEPHANIE BLOCK, cello
new world symphony orchestra
MIKEY ARBULU, CLARINET
united states army field band
HYANG GEE LEE, PERCUSSION
vietnam sun symphony orchestra
MALLORY TITTLE, CLARINET
united states navy fleet bands
Before beginning the course, I was not advancing as much as I wanted to be for auditions. My biggest struggle was the tiny details. I would play excerpts really well, but they were not absolutely spotless. There would be a tiny slip-up here and there and I would not always advance.
While in the course, I started to implement the ROAM method in my practice sessions and this method fixed the tiny details for me. This method is especially helpful when it comes to technical excerpts. When the method is REALLY done the right way, your excerpts can be perfect.
I won a position with the US Navy Fleet Band program and I’ll be shipping out to boot camp in May. Thanks to the auditionhacker course, I am more attentive to the small details in my playing and I make sure not to let even the smallest thing slip through the cracks.
- Mallory Tittle
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